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South Pacific Quake Shook Virginia

Seismic News'
Virginia, USA

April 04, 2007
Virginia rocked about the thickness of two dimes on Sunday as earthquake waves shot through the Earth from 8,400 miles away in the South Pacific.
The shaking from the devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands on Sunday at 4:39 p.m. EDT took just shy of 16 minutes to reach Virginia Tech's statewide seismic network, said seismologist Martin Chapman. It was tracked by monitors in Richmond, Blacksburg, Roanoke and other sites.
The shock waves lasted about two hours, he said.
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