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Small quake rattles Georgia

A small earthquake rattled portions of northern Georgia at around 7:30 p.m. EDT yesterday. The U.S. Geological Survey gave it an initial rating of 3.2 on the Richter Scale, but later revised it to 2.8. The tremor was centered 26 milkes east southeast of Chattanooga, Tenn., near the towns of Dalton (home of the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Historical Railroad Tunnel) and Cohutta, Ga.  It was a shallow shake, just 5.5 miles beneath the surface.

Here are some of the details, from the USGS. The Georgia papers said few residents of the area reported feeling anything.

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The quake was the second small event in the region in recent days. The USGS also reported a 1.9 shake near Robbinsville, NC on Saturday.  The two spots are marked in blue on this map.


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