Since at least 1774, people in central Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered some damage from infrequent larger ones. The largest damaging earthquake magnitude 4.8 in the seismic zone occurred in 1875. Smaller earthquakes that cause little or no damage are felt each year or two.
US Representative Eric Cantor has been pushing for budget cuts to USGS, NOAA.
8/23 5.9 quake today...Epicenter: @ Cantor's district... Hurricane on the way.
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA7]
District 7 Map
State of Virginia
District: 7th Congressional District
Birthday: Jun 6, 1963 / 48 years old
To contact House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, visit his official website.
See the Project Vote Smart page for Cantor for more biographical and issue information.