Northwest Georgia experiences rare earthquake

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Northwest Georgia experienced a rare earthquake Saturday evening.

The 2.6 magnitude quake struck about four miles west of Chickamauga, according to the United States Geological Survey. The mountain town is about 95 miles northwest of Atlanta.

The earthquake was 7.6 miles deep.

No injuries or damage was reported.

More than three dozen earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater have occurred in Georgia since 1974, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

In February, a 2.3 magnitude quake was recorded in Gwinnett County.

Comments on this article