Earthquake hits northwest Georgia

  • J.D. Capelouto
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5:00 p.m Monday, July 3, 2017 AJC Homepage
According to coordinates from the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of an earthquake Sunday night struck north of LaFayette.

A small earthquake jolted a portion of northwest Georgia on Sunday night.

The quake struck an area just north of LaFayette at 9:51 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude was measured at 2.2.

The epicenter, near Old Mineral Springs Road, was located about 85 miles northwest of Atlanta and 18 miles west of Dalton.

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It was the third earthquake in Georgia in less than a month. A 3.2 magnitude quake hit Augusta on June 20, and a 2.1 hit the city just one day later.

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