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Virginia Earthquake Felt In NJ

STATE — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that an earthquake took place at 1:51 p.m. this afternoon in Virginia, 41 miles from Richmond and 83 miles from Washington, D.C. The 5.9 quake caused shaking that could be felt in New Jersey.

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So-called dead zones are areas of large bodies of water—typically in the ocean but also occasionally in lakes and even rivers—that do not have enough oxygen to support marine life.