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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The largest earthquake to strike parts of Virginia and West Virginia in nearly 50 years appears to have left little to no damage.

The Roanoke Times reported Wednesday that the quake shook parts of the New River Valley shortly after 1:30 p.m. No damage was immediately reported.  

A Virginia Tech seismograph showed the epicenter just over the state line in West Virginia. The magnitude was between 3.7 and 4.0.

Martin Chapman, the director of the Virginia Tech Seismological Observatory, said the quake is the area's largest since 1968.

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Seven members of Delaware’s medical relief team have arrived in Nepal.

They will be delivering medical supplies and treating patients as the country attempts to emerge from the devastating earthquake that has left more than 79-hundred dead.

Another 17-thousand were injured when two weeks ago the quake hit the mountainous region.

The Wilmington news Journal reports that as many as 800-thousand are without homes.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Doctors, nurses, paramedics and logistics experts with the Delaware Medical Relief Team are headed to Nepal to help victims of last week's magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

The Wilmington News Journal reports a first wave of more than 15 volunteers is expected to arrive in Nepal on Thursday.

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There was no earthquake yesterday despite what residents felt in coastal Sussex County and nearby Ocean City, Maryland.

It was more likely a sonic boom caused by an aircraft.

The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and Cooperative Seismography Network examined seismographs with one in Lewes and did not find evidence of such a quake.   

Joe Thomas, director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, told the Wilmington News Journal that residents in Millville, Ocean View and Millsboro reported a shaking and rumbling.