The Quake of 2011

August 23, 2016 was the fifth anniversary of the 2011 Mineral, VA earthquake, a magnitude 5.8 quake centered about twenty miles from here. The Washington Post claimed that it was felt by “more people than any other quake in U. S. history,” as many as on third of the US population. But no one died and few were injured.

USGS ShakeMap


Do we remember where we were when it shook about 2 PM? Oh, yes. No structural or property damage, but we still have cracks in the plaster from it.