The (Richter) magnitude 2.5 earthquake occurred at 1:45:08.3 PM EDT in Manassas, VA. The location, based on the three nearest stations, is 38.81°N latitude, 77.45°W longitude and 2.5 km depth. Although it was felt -- and heard -- by several people. There were no reported injuries or damage. The magnitude estimate is from the NEIC.
Click here for a map showing the VTSO location, and click here for a figure shoiwng the seismograms at stations NA12, GHV, CVL, and NAV. For individual-channel waveforms, click here.
Although there is no record of earthquakes in Manassas, such events are not unusual in the Piedmont in the east.
Last updated: 2 October 1997