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Small earthquake reported in east Georgia

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

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