Small Earthquake Strikes Near Augusta

Augusta, GA (WLTX) - A small earthquake struck near Augusta Tuesday morning, giving some folks a minor jolt. 

The quake happened at 11:14 a.m and was registered as a 3.2 on the moment magnitude scale, which measures earthquake intensity. Earlier it was reported as a 3.0, but the U.S. Geological Survey revised that information later. 

It was centered almost within city limits

People on social media have said they could feel a little bit of a shake. A 3.0 is able to be felt by people, but is too weak to cause structural damage. 

The quake took place about 8.6 miles below the surface. 



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