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Minor Earthquake Near Athens, Georgia
Released: 4/18/2003

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A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.5 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred in Georgia at 1:04 am EST today. This shallow earthquake was centered about 34 miles east southeast of Athens, Georgia or 7 miles south of Rayle and was felt in several nearby counties in Georgia; in Augusta and Athens, Georgia; and in South Carolina near the Georgia border. USGS has received no reports of damage.

Details on this event are available on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsUS/Quakes/usrmaw.htm

The history of earthquakes in Georgia is available on: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/states/georgia/


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