Six schools in Virginia's Louisa County have been closed and will reopen on Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, the Richmond Times-Dispatch has reported.

The eastern U.S. coast was rocked by an earthquake on Tuesday, and the epicenter was located in Mineral, a town of less than 500 in Louisa County.   

The closing announcement was made on the homepage of the Louisa County public schools Web site.

The schools received damage, the announcement read, adding that professional engineers will be going in to assess the damage and make necessary repairs.

The schools are locked and we will notify parents and students when they can pick up their personal belongings, the announcement read. Please do not report to schools tomorrow to pick up belongings.