North Georgia shaken by 2.2 magnitude earthquake

North Georgia shaken by 2.2 magnitude earthquake

TURNER HILL, Ga. — Parts of north Georgia felt the rumble of an earthquake Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 2.2 magnitude quake happened around 1;30 p.m. near Tunnel hill, which is about 10 miles outside of Dalton and 95 miles north of Atlanta.

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The earthquake was 11 kilometers deep.


It’s at least the third earthquake to be reported in north Georgia within the last 30 days. Another 2.2. magnitude quake happened near Cumming on Dec. 10. Two weeks later, a 2.4 magnitude quake was reported near Savannah.

Earthquakes are relatively rare in Georgia. The most common areas in the state that are likely to experience quakes are Georgia’s northwest counties, areas along the South Carolina border and areas in the central and west central part of the state.