2.3 magnitude earthquake shook Georgia near Lake Hartwell

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HART COUNTY, Ga. — Did you feel it?

The US Geological Survey reports there was an earthquake around 11 p.m. Sunday night near Lake Hartwell, along the Georgia-South Carolina state line.

If you missed it though, you wouldn’t be to blame — the agency reports it was only a small one, registering as a 2.3 magnitude quake.

According to information provided by ready.ga.gov, although earthquakes in Georgia are rare, they do happen.

The areas of the state most likely to experience a small quake include counties in extreme north Georgia, those along the South Carolina border and some other counties scattered throughout central and west central Georgia.

Although parts of north Georgia felt the tremors from an earthquake in Tennessee last year, the last recorded earthquake in Georgia happened in LaFayette, Georgia in April 2016 and registered as a 2.4 magnitude, according to the USGS.

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