Small earthquake hits Alabama overnight


While most Alabamians were sleeping, a small earthquake shook western Alabama near the Mississippi state line.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the 2.1 magnitude quake occurred about 2:30 a.m. Thursday roughly 5 miles northwest of Livingston in Sumter County.

There has been no damage from the minor, largely unnoticeable earthquake.

A total of nine earthquakes, ranging from 2.0 – 2.7, have rattled locations across the state thus far in 2017.

earthquake map

Site of Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 earthquake. [Photo Credit: US Geological Survey]


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