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Small Earthquake in North Georgia Saturday Morning
Small Earthquake in North Georgia Saturday Morning

Did you feel or hear a small earthquake in north Georgia overnight?  The USGS measured a 2.5 magnitude earthquake overnight centered near McCaysville, Georgia.  It is a relatively small quake that wouldn't produce any damage.  We are getting some reports from folks who felt and heard it.

I got a text from Jack Morton this morning.  He texted "Good morning.  I was taken from my bed at 12:15am.  Thought it was at 2.5 earthquake in McCaysville.  This time I not only felt it but really heard it.  I went outside to see if it was thunder but saw a sky full of stars."

Let us know if you felt or heard anything! Here is the official report from the USGS:

Earthquake Details
  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.


Magnitude2.5Date-TimeLocation34.971°N, 84.353°WDepth8 km (5.0 miles)RegionGEORGIA, USADistances
  • 2 km (1 miles) SE (128°) from McCaysville, GA
  • 3 km (2 miles) SE (141°) from Copperhill, TN
  • 8 km (5 miles) SSE (158°) from Ducktown, TN
  • 84 km (52 miles) E (95°) from Chattanooga, TN
  • 135 km (84 miles) N (2°) from Atlanta, GA
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 2 km (1.2 miles)ParametersNST= 21, Nph= 34, Dmin=31 km, Rmss=0.09 sec, Gp= 72°,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=CSourceEvent IDse101312a