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A magnitude 1.7 earthquake struck about 3:30 a.m. in Walker County, Georgia, Thursday about three miles south of LaFayette, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was initially centered near the intersection of Georgia Highway 337 and Bandy Road, according to a USGS statement. The federal agency's statement states the quake occurred in Alabama, but the coordinates given place it several miles east of the state line.

The USGS said the temblor happened at the surface of the ground. A 1.7 magnitude quake usually is felt only by a few persons under favorable conditions, according to the USGS.

No damage was reported.

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