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Owner of Wrecked Home Shares Reaction to Earthquake


"I just can't imagine trying to fix it."

Virginians don't often feel earthquakes, so when one shook Louisa County on Tuesday it sent some into shock.

"It just took my breath away and I just started crying, that's all,” said Jean Brunson, the owner of one of the only two homes wrecked by the 5.8 magnitude quake.

Watch Brunson's tearful account of her destroyed home and Mineral workers run for safety as shelves collapse in this video from The Charlottesville Newsplex:

One Charlottesville Newsplex reporter was in the field right when the earthquake happened, and started filming reactions immediately. Take a look at some of those initial moments:

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