Small earthquake reported in east Georgia

Small earthquake reported in east Georgia

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A 2.1-magnitude earthquake hit east central Georgia early Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

This is the second earthquake reported in Georgia in a week. A 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck an area just north of LaFayette in northwest Georgia on Monday.

The small quake happened at 4:47 a.m. near the city of Washington in Wilkes County.

The region experiences small earthquakes about once every year or two, according to the USGS.

Georgia Tech Geophysics Professor Andrew Newman says the 3.2 magnitude quake isn't uncommon in the state.

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