Earthquake detected in north Alabama 3 miles below surface
A small earthquake more than three miles below the earth's surface in north Alabama was detected Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake was a magnitude 2.4 and was detected at 2:36 a.m. Friday, according to the USGS.
The quake occurred 10 miles west southwest of Decatur and 19.7 miles south southwest of Athens. The quake happened 3.5 miles below the surface, the USGS said.
The Alabama EMA said "shaking from small magnitude events such as this is not associated with structural damage." The region has faults and a history of small earthquakes, the EMA said.
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