Earthquake Shakes Central Georgia

10:08 PM, Apr 4, 2009   |    comments
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Two minor earthquakes occurred in Central Georgia Saturday afternoon near Lake Sinclair.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the first quake happened at 4:45 p.m. carrying with it 3.1 magnitude.  They placed the center about 7 miles north of Milledgeville, directly under Lake Sinclair.  Ten minutes later and 7 miles further north, a magnitude 2.2 event was reported.

Viewers called up 11Alive's sister station WMAZ to report the earthquake.  Some viewers even described hearing an explosion.  There were no reports of injury or major damage, though one homeowner in Baldwin County said that the quake cracked the foundation of his home.

Lake Sinclair is located about 100 miles southeast of Atlanta.

( contributed to this report)

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