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UPDATE: Earthquake Rattles Braxton County

By: Jeremy Edwards,Jennifer Rizzi Email
By: Jeremy Edwards,Jennifer Rizzi Email

UPDATE 3/31/13 @ 10:50 p.m.
BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A small earthquake had folks in Braxton County buzzing Easter morning.

The United States Geological Survey reports a magnitude 2.7 quake hit just after 10 a.m. near Frametown.

"The whole house shook... there was a big thump and a bang that sounded like thunder," Jake Flint said. "And I figured, well there's another earthquake."

Flint and other neighbors have become accustomed to feeling tremors after several have shaken the area in the past two years.

The U.S. Geological Survey says more than a half dozen have happened there recently.

"I think somebody ought to look into it and find out what the cause is and if it can be corrected," Rebecca Reed said. "It's happening a lot and people are starting to get worried."

Some folks blame it on recent mining activities in the area while others chalk it up to Mother Nature.

Most, however, can agree with Reed in asking for answers.

"None of us know what's going to happen or how long it's going to be before it happens," she said.

No major injuries or damage were reported in Sunday's quake.

It was also felt in parts of Northeast Kanawha and Nicholas County.



ORIGINAL STORY
BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Neighbors felt a small earthquake in Braxton County Sunday morning.

The United States Geological Survey reports a magnitude 2.7 quake hit just after 10 a.m. near Frametown.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com they got several calls from people feeling their homes shake, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

This is one of several quakes that have occurred in this area over the past couple of years.

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