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Louisa County gets more aftershocks, could host country concert

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Voting is over and the town of Mineral won the chance to host a country superstar live in concert. The contest is putting the spotlight on a small town that's been rocking in an unwelcome way for weeks.

This latest aftershock happened around 9:04 Sunday night.

It measures in at a 2.8 on the Richter scale.

That tremor coming just nine hours after another aftershock Sunday.

People in Louisa County have been rebuilding since the 5.8 earthquake in August.

Several buildings damaged by the rare disaster.

Many people without earthquake insurance.

Last week FEMA denied the area government aid.

Now a contest to bring country superstar Alan Jackson to Mineral could bring in the money needed for recovery. Voting ended at 1:00 pm Monday and Mineral is the first place winner. Mineral had more than triple the votes of the second place city.

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