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Scientific Overview of the M5.8 Earthquake in Central Virginia on August 23, 2011

On August 23, 2011 tens of millions of people along the East Coast of the U.S from Maine to Georgia, west to Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Chicago, and southeastern Canada suddenly felt the earth shaking from the largest earthquake in the eastern U.S. since the M5.8 earthquake in 1944 near Cornwall and Massena, New York. What have scientists learned from this rare earthquake?

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