HOUSTON (Reuters) - Dominion Resources Inc said its 1,806-megawatt North Anna nuclear station in Virginia was designed to withstand a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
<p>Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna Power Station in Mineral, Virginia is pictured in this undated photograph obtained on August 23, 2011. Two nuclear reactors at North Anna plant were shut down on Tuesday after the facility lost power following a strong earthquake that rattled the U.S. East Coast, but company officials said there was no major damage from the 5.9 magnitude quake, which was centered in Mineral. REUTERS/Dominion Power/Handout</p>
The nuclear plant shut automatically after a 5.9 magnitude quake hit in the vicinity of the plant located in Mineral, Virginia.
Reporting by Eileen O'Grady; editing by Andre Grenon