A magnitude 2.5 earthquake rattled an area just south of Rocky Face, Georgia, late Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake struck about 11:30 p.m. Sunday a little more than 3 miles beneath the earth's surface, survey officials said in a preliminary report. No damage was reported.
The initial epicenter was pinned a couple hundred yards east of LaFayette Road, off South Boyd Drive less than a mile southwest of Rocky Face, according to officials.
A magnitude 2.5 quake is generally felt only by a few people under favorable conditions, according to the agency.
It is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. According to survey officials, 100,000 of those can be felt and 100 of them cause damage. The largest recorded earthquake in the United States was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska, on Good Friday, March 28, 1964.
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