3:45pm (EST) –The Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting that Dominion Virginia Power has shut down its two North Anna reactors as a result of the earthquake, according to the the company.
The plant declared an alert, the second lowest level of emergency declaration, a commission spokesman said.
Officials are assessing the plant for damage, said the NRC’s Joey Ledford.
Dominion Virginia Power’s Surry Power Station is operating as normal, he said.
3:30pm (EST) – Members of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) should be advised that due to local high call volume after today’s earthquake, there is a delay in contacting the Cooperative by phone. If any members should need to report an outage but cannot get through by phone, outages can be reported online atwww.myrec.coop . Members with internet accessibility through a smart phone can also report their outage by visiting www.myrec.coop/mobile .
Almost 6,000 members are currently without power throughout Louisa, Spotsylvania and Hanover counties. REC crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to assess damage related to the earthquake and to begin restoration work.