1.7-magnitude earthquake hits Loudoun County overnight

- A small earthquake struck Loudoun County late Thursday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The USGS says the 1.7-magnitude earthquake hit Belmont, Virginia at about 11:23 p.m.

The earthquake hit at a depth of about 3 miles, according to the USGS. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said some residents reported feeling a slight shake and rumble in parts of Lansdowne.

A 2.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded in Bowling Green, Virginia in late August 2017 and a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck in the Delaware Bay just days later.

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