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Minor earthquare reported in Alabama over weekend

Posted August 28

— A minor earthquake had been reported in Alabama.

AL.com reports according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremor was a magnitude 2.2 recorded shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning in the northeast part of the state.

The quake was logged shortly less than a mile north-northeast of Jamestown, roughly 10 miles (15 kilometers) east-southeast of Fort Payne and 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Scottsboro.

The Geological Survey says a 2.2-magnitude earthquake produces weak shaking and does not cause damage. It was the eighth such temblor in the northern portion of Alabama since February.

A 2.1-magnitude earthquake had been documented early Thursday morning in western Alabama near the Mississippi state line.

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