Earthquake rocks Williamsburg

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An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale with an epicenter in Mineral, Virginia struck the East Coast on Tuesday, Aug. 23 around 2 p.m. Mild tremors were felt in the Williamsburg area. According to an e-mail from Vice President for Administration Anna Martin at 2:30 p.m., there were no reports of injuries, utility interruptions or damage on the campus. Aftershocks can be felt during the next 24 hours after the initial earthquake. Check with local news reports for more information.