Earthquake rattles central Virginia

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:11 pm | Updated: 10:37 pm, Wed May 21, 2014.

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was recorded in Powhatan County not far from Richmond on Wednesday night.

The quake struck about 10 p.m. and was felt as far north as Woodbridge and Springfield, according to the U.S. Geological Survey intensity surveys.

Virginia has experienced hundreds of aftershocks since the August 2011 magnitude 5.8 quake that shook the Mid-Atlantic region. The Washington Monument just reopened last week after repairs due to damage from that quake.

Wednesday night's temblor occurred about 40 miles from the epicenter of the 2011 earthquake in Mineral.