USGS Reports 2.6 Magnitude Earthquake In Alabama

The USGS reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Lamar County, Alabama this morning. The earthquake occurred at 07:51 UTC, or 1:51 AM CST. The region where the earthquake occurred has faults associated with a zone just to the southwest of the Southern Appalachian Seismic Zone.

Shaking from smaller magnitude events such as this is typically not associated with structural damage. The quake was approximately 0.1 km in depth and 1 km W of Belk, Alabama. Additional info can be found at…/even…/se60115223/executive