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UPDATE Small earthquake reported near Alabama-Georgia line, second earthquake in Dalton

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UPDATE: Nearly two hours after a 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit in northeastern Alabama, a 1.5 magnitude earthquake hit four miles northwest of Dalton, Georgia. 

The tremor was about 8 miles deep. 


PREVIOUS: FORT PAYNE, AL (AP) - A small earthquake has struck northeastern Alabama near the Georgia line.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred Friday morning.

The quake was centered in a rural area about 7 miles east of Fort Payne, but it was weak and no damage is being reported.

The earthquake hit in what the Geological Survey says is one of the most active seismic zones in the Southeastern United States. The largest recorded earthquake there was a magnitude 4.6 temblor that happened near Fort Payne in 2003.

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