Another earthquake reported in Augusta

Another earthquake has been reported in Augusta.

 

The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency received reports of an earthquake centered in the southern portion of the city Thursday morning.

The magnitude 2.1 earthquake took place shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the U. S. Geological Survey, the earthquake’s center has been pinpointed to the area of Lumpkin Road on Briarwood Drive.

There have been no reports of injuries or damages, according to spokesperson Dee Griffin.

The Wednesday night quake would fall under Level 1 intensity, according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, which says: “Not felt except by a very few under especially favorable conditions.”

On Tuesday, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake hit at 11:14 a.m. According to the USGS, it struck six kilometers southwest of Augusta and had a depth of 12.9 kilometers. The USGS showed it began in the vicinity of Killebrew and Woodward avenues in south Augusta.

 

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