Gwinnett County

Did you feel it? Small earthquake reported in metro Atlanta Monday morning

LILBURN, Ga. — If you live in the area around Lilburn and felt your bed shaking early Monday morning, you may not have been dreaming.

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That’s because the U.S Geological Service reported a 2.1 magnitude earthquake which they said was centered just slightly north of the city.

A 2.1 magnitude quake is probably not something that many people would have even noticed although pets and animals who are more sensitive to disturbances like earthquakes may have noticed.

Which means if your dog got restless, woke you up or had a strange reaction, now you know why.


Georgia has been prone to small earthquakes over the years but they are rare. Only a few hundreds have happened in the state since 1900.

Georgia still has a number of fault lines, though. That’s where most earthquakes occur.

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