2.2 magnitude earthquake reported in NW Georgia

The earthquake was confirmed in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.
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The earthquake was confirmed in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Parts of North Georgia were rattled by an earthquake Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 2.2 magnitude quake was reported in Tunnel Hill about 1:30 p.m., the organization said. Tunnel Hill is about 10 miles outside of Dalton and 95 miles north of Atlanta. Officials said the quake had a depth of 11 kilometers (nearly seven miles).

The incident is the third earthquake reported in Georgia within a month. A 2.2 magnitude quake was confirmed near Cumming on Dec. 10, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sixty-three people reported to the Geological Survey that they felt the earthquake, with one response as far as 30 miles from the epicenter.

About two weeks later, a 2.4 magnitude earthquake was reported near Savannah, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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