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Aftershock Warning

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A 4.2 magnitude aftershock hit just after 8 pm Tuesday. It's one of four, so far, that you may have felt and heard. It comes just hours after the main quake, which hit in Louisa, just before 2 pm.

These aftershocks have people across central Virginia on edge.

NBC12 Meteorologist Andrew Freiden says it's likely we could see these aftershocks in the next few days, maybe even weeks later.

"A lot of times all the tension that needs to be released isn't and then there's kind of a settling that happens afterwards and that's the aftershock," he said.

Andrew says it is very unlikely any aftershock would top the strength of the earthquake.

But he does warn- watch structures carefully- especially those older brick homes.

Often aftershocks can cause more damage than the actual earthquake, because they hit once structures are already weakened from the earthquake.

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