Small Earthquake Rattles Atlanta

4.1-magnitude temblor in South Carolina also felt in Georgia, Tennessee
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2014 5:29 AM CST
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(Newser) – One more present from Mother Nature to make this a winter to remember in the South: A 4.1-magnitude earthquake centered in rural South Carolina last night rattled homes in metro Atlanta and elsewhere in the region, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. So far, no injuries or serious damage have been reported. The quake happened at 10:23pm and was centered in Edgefield, SC, reports AP.

“It was a very shallow earthquake, about 3 miles deep,” says an Atlanta meteorologist. Still, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey says it was a "large quake for that area," and tremors were felt in Tennessee, too. 911 centers and Twitter lit up soon after. “Was there just an earthquake in Roswell, GA? Or is my house on a sink hole?” one person asked the AJC via tweet. And CNN highlights this one from a woman in South Carolina: "Earthquake ... don't even think about canceling school. My KIDS are going to school next week if they have to sit in parking lot." (Read more earthquake stories.)

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