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Assignment ManagerAccording to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded. Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon around 12:08 p.m. The epicenter was close to Whitesburg, Kentucky. It was a shallow, light earthquake occuring o.7 miles under the mountains. According to the United States...
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WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterA minor earthquake hit Louisa County, Virginia while most of us were sleeping. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.4 magnitude earthquake occurred around 12:43 a.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was six miles southeast of Mineral. The region has...
WDBJ7 MeteorologistBecause of a faulty gage, Appalachian Power was releasing too much water from Smith Mountain Lake. Appalachian Power says it is not exactly sure how much water was released from the lake. Here is a statement from Appalachian Power: "After being...
Everyone is familiar with weather systems on earth like rain, wind and snow. But space weather – variable conditions in the space surrounding Earth – has important consequences for our lives inside Earth’s atmosphere. Solar activity...
Aftershocks from last summer's magnitude-5.8 earthquake continue to rattle Virginia. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.2 aftershock occurred at 6:39 p.m. Monday 10 miles south-southeast of Mineral, the epicenter of the Aug. 23 earthquake....
A small earthquake was reported near Richlands this morning. The United States Geological Survey reported the small earthquake in Tazewell County at 6:12 a.m. today. The earthquake (3.1 magnitude) had an epicenter about eight miles from Richlands,...
Tags: Natural Disasters
One thing we often do as human beings is assume than all things are created equal, when in reality we know they are not. I did that this weekend with a small earthquake that occurred north of Richlands near Tazewell county in southwest Virginia. The quake...
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- The earthquake that struck Virginia on Tuesday hit an area that historically is not seismically active -- and there's no connection with another rare quake that struck Colorado, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. USGS...
UPDATE: Aftershocks felt after 5.8 earthquake hits southwest and central Virginia; Quake felt up and down the east coastUpdated 8:20 p.m. We've been getting reports of aftershocks from Tuesday afternoon's earthquake that affected much of the east coast. The U.S.G.S. says the latest aftershock happened a little after 8:00 and had a 4.2 magnitude. Aftershocks are often...
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