1.7 magnitude earthquake hits Loudoun County area, USGS says

A 1.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Loudoun County area near Landsdowne, VA. early Friday morning. Aug. 17, 2018 (ABC7 file photo)

A 1.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Loudoun County area early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The small earthquake reportedly hit the Lansdowne area a little after midnight. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

"We hear some residents felt a slight shake and rumbles in parts of Lansdowne," Loudoun County Sheriff's tweeted.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received calls from residents in the Lansdowne area on reports of a "loud noise" causing homes to shake.

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