Second earthquake reported in Georgia in less than 2 days

HART COUNTY, Ga. — Another earthquake has rattled through Georgia in less than 48 hours.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake hit just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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It was centered 5 km west-northwest, in Reed Creek.

Hart County is about 90 minutes north of Atlanta, and borders South Carolina.


Officials said an earthquake between 1.9 and 3.9 magnitude is perceived as light shaking with no potential damage. There haven’t been any injuries or damages reported.

This is the second earthquake in Georgia in just two days.

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According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency confirmed some parts of Jasper and Butts County experienced an earthquake around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

Deputy County Manager J. Michael Brewer of Butts County confirmed that he too felt the earthquake, saying it sounded “like thunder or an explosion.”