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Small earthquake hits northwest Georgia

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VILLANOW, GA (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has hit northwest Georgia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the 1.9 magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday night in Walker Counter near Villanow, less than 90 miles from Atlanta. A 2.4 earthquake was registered in June near Macon, and another earthquake of similar strength was reported in northeast Georgia in January.

The newspaper says the increase in reported earthquakes is a reflection of better equipment for measuring seismic activity. The National Earthquake Information Center records about 55 earthquakes per day.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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