- Associated Press - Saturday, June 23, 2018

GRAY, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has been recorded near Macon, Georgia.

The 2.4 magnitude quake was reported Saturday in Jones County near Gray, about 90 miles southeast of Atlanta and less than 15 miles from Macon.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports it was reported at 9:55 a.m.

The newspaper previously reported a small 2.7 earthquake was registered in early January in northeast Georgia. The area about 30 miles away in Trion felt a similar quake in early November 2017. Earthquakes also have been reported in Augusta and about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Officials say the apparent increase of reported earthquakes isn’t a sign of anything abnormal. Instead, they say the reports are a reflection of better equipment for measuring seismic activity.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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