A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon near Pearisburg, Va. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred nine miles from Pearisburg, Va., at 1:33 p.m. An examination of USGS maps showed that the quake’s epicenter was located just over the state line in Monroe County, W.Va. between the communities of Lindside and

Ballard. The Daily Telegraph is now hearing from some residents in the region who felt their homes shake during the earthquake. According to the USGS website, since at least 1828, residents living in the Giles County seismic zone of southwestern Virginia and adjacent West Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones. The largest damaging earthquake (a magnitude 5.9) occurred in the seismic zone in 1897, according to the USGS. READ MORE