Published On: Tue, Nov 17th, 2015

Small earthquake shakes Central Georgia

A small earthquake has been reported in central Georgia, shaking residents near Eatonton and Milledgeville before 10 a.m. Monday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded Monday near Eatonton, which is about 50 miles northeast of Macon. Officials added that the earthquake was recorded at a depth of roughly 5 miles underground.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells WMAZ-TV he hasn’t gotten any reports of damage or injuries.

Sills says the epicenter of the quake was about a mile from the lake, off Southshore Road, and he knows the site well, noting that it was on property owned by his family.

A viewer who lives near Sinclair Marina shared this video with 13WMAZ. It captured the sound of the earthquake – check out that clip over at that news oulet, click HERE.

Earthquaketrack.com reports that there have been 2 earthquakes in the last month, 24 in the last year. None of those listed during that time was over 3.0 magnitude. Click HERE to check out their site.

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