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Earthquake northwest of Savannah felt on parts of the First Coast

A Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake shook residents of Southern South East and Central Georgia Saturday morning.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — At 4:05 a.m. on Saturday morning June 18th residents of South East Georgia were awakened by something rather uncommon for the region, an earthquake.

The quake was originally estimated to be a 4.5M by the USGS but then was later re-assessed down to a 3.9 Magnitude. 

The earthquakes epi-center was about 120 miles northwest of Savannah but was felt as far away as Atlanta and Brunswick. 

According to the Candler County Sheriffs Facebook page near where the earthquake took place, there were downed trees and power outages. 

On Twitter a resident of Vidalia, south of the center of the quake, shared with Robert Speta on Twitter they were awakened as their house shook. 

Multiple aftershocks have also been reported in the area but are much smaller in size. 

Overall a 3.9M earthquake in other parts of the country is relatively small. But in the South Eastern USA due to the type of soil the shake can be felt out over a wide area. 

Credit: WTLV


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