Earthquake detected near McDowell County

McDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A 2.9 magnitude earthquake was detected near McDowell County at 10:54 p.m. on Feb. 11.

The earthquake was detected on the West Virginia/Virginia border.

Earthquake magnitudes can reach upwards of 8.0.  Earthquakes between 2.5 – 5.4 are usually felt, but only cause minor damages.