At 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, a 2.1-magnitude earthquake struck Clarksville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Its epicenter was close to Heritage Heights Park, and it could be felt as far north as Eldersburg and as far south as Silver Spring, according to the USGS.
Howard County Fire and Rescue personnel didn’t receive any calls about property damage or injuries caused by Wednesday’s early morning quake, said Maria Hogg, spokeswoman for the agency.
Both quakes are considered minor. A 5.3 on the scale is considered a moderate earthquake, and a 6.3 is strong, according to the USGS website.