On August 23, 2011, many Virginians felt the earth beneath them tremble during the largest earthquake ever recorded in the commonwealth. In fact, the earthquake was felt by many as far north as Canada, as far west as Michigan and as far south as Georgia. The 2011 Virginia Earthquake originated in Louisa County. Most of the subsequent damage occurred in Louisa and nearby counties.
To help earthquake victims in need of legal assistance, Virginia is taking the lead in a legal assistance campaign. The Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is jointly working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association to help our earthquake victims. If you need help understanding your legal property rights, insurance rights and medical coverage rights, you can contact the Virginia State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 552-7977.
The 2011 Virginia earthquake triggered a 5.8 magnitude quake reading on the seismic earthquake scale or Richter magnitude scale. To give you a brief understanding of how intense a 5.8 magnitude reading is, an earthquake with a magnitude reading of 8 carries the equivalent force and energy of releasing 6 million tons of TNT at once!
Did you suffer any property damage or personal injuries caused by the 2011 Virginia earthquake? Did you feel the earthquake and any aftershocks? I was in my home working and felt all of the tremors! It was a really intense experience.
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