Small earthquake reported in east Georgia

10:27 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 Atlanta News
Map via USGS

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.

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