Another earthquake shakes Augusta

Another earthquake shakes Augusta

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Augusta on Wednesday. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)
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  • The center of the 2.1 magnitude quake was on Briarwood Drive just after 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.
  • There have been no reports of injuries or damages.
  • A 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the city on Tuesday.

One day after a 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit Augusta, the southern portion of the city was shaken by another quake Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

This time, it was a 2.1 magnitude earthquake. According to the U. S. Geological Survey, the quake’s center was south of Lumpkin Road on Briarwood Drive just after 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.

There have been no reports of injuries or damages, Augusta-Richmond Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Dee Griffin told The Augusta Chronicle. The agency received reports of the quake Thursday morning, the newspaper reported.

The quake was not intense, according to The Chronicle. On the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, it was a “Level 1” quake, meaning it was “not felt except by a very few under especially favorable conditions.”

Augusta saw no damage after Tuesday’s quake, which was centered roughly four miles southwest of the city’s downtown.

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