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Earthquake hits in North Georgia

A magnitude 2.3 earthquake hit Wednesday afternoon near Trion in Chattooga County, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

The quake hit about 73 miles northwest of Atlanta about 12:36 p.m., according to USGS.gov


Earlier this year, several similar earthquakes were reported throughout Georgia. 

RELATED: Where earthquakes have happened in Georgia

magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck an area about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta in April and a 2.5 magnitude quake hit in Augusta later in the month, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Another earthquake, of 3.2 magnitude, hit Augusta in June.

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