2011 Louisa County Earthquake

On August 23, 2011, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck Louisa County in Mineral, Virginia, causing extensive damage.


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Financial Impact
The 2011 Louisa County earthquake caused between $200 and $300 million in damages, of
which only about $100 million was insured.

The furthest landslide from the epicenter was 150 miles (greatest distance recorded from any earthquake of similar magnitude).

Damage reported as far away as Brooklyn, NY.

Felt by more people than any other quake in U.S. history: An estimated 1/3 of the U.S. population felt the earthquake across more than a dozen states.