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Small 2.1-magnitude earthquake recorded in Clarksville

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.

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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.

Wednesday’s was the second small quake for the Baltimore area over the past two months. A 2.6-magnitude earthquake with its epicenter in Woodlawn was recorded June 25. That event was followed by an even smaller 1.7-magnitude aftershock with an epicenter in Edmondson Village.

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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.

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