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Louisa Reports $80.6M in Earthquake Damage

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Louisa County is reporting at least $80.6 million in damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake.

The total includes $63.8 million in damage to schools. Louisa County also reported an estimated $14.7 million in damage to private homes, $1 million in damage to commercial buildings, $690,000 in damage to government buildings and $475,000 in damage to religious structures.

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake's epicenter was in Mineral.

Other localities in the vicinity of the epicenter are adding up damage costs. Damage in Culpeper County is estimated at $10 million. Fredericksburg estimated $711,000 in damage and Stafford County reported about $100,000 in damage. One home in Caroline County sustained about $20,000 in chimney damage.

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