4.5 Aftershock Rattles Virginia Restless night for East Coasters By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Aug 25, 2011 1:18 AM CDT 6 comments Comments That can't be good. Stonemason Sean Callahan examines damage to the towers of the Washington National Cathedral. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Newser) – Virginians were rocked in their sleep this morning when a 4.5 aftershock struck 9 miles south of the town of Mineral near Richmond at 1am, reports the Washington Post. The shaker, close to the site of Tuesday's 5.9 quake, was the strongest so far of five aftershocks following the surprise East Coast temblor. There were no early reports of damage.