Residents of Louisa County, Virginia felt another aftershock on Tuesday afternoon. A magnitude 3.0 was registered approximately six miles southwest of Mineral. The U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor was recorded at 12:40 p.m.
There have been 42 recorded aftershocks since the 5.8 magnitude earthquake on August 23. The latest aftershock comes as the county continues to add up the damage cost from the original earthquake. The estimated cost of the damages is $15 million for now. County officials say just 2% of the 1300 homes damaged by the earthquake had earthquake disaster insurance.
Louisa County High School students attending class in the Louisa County Middle school had to drop and take cover while students at Moss-Nuckols Elementary were evacuated briefly.