Third earthquake in 1 week hits near Alabama-Florida line

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FLOMATON, Ala. (AL.com) -- A small earthquake struck the southern part of the state early Wednesday morning, making it the second quake in the past three days to hit Alabama and the third near the Alabama-Florida state line in a week.

The 2.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded around 1:27 a.m. just over half a mile north of Flomaton in Escambia County, according to information from the United States Geological Survey. The quake was also felt approximately nine miles away in Jay, Florida.

Monday afternoon, a 3.1-magnitude quake was recorded about three miles east-northeast of Flomaton. Shaking from the earthquake was described as “weak” by the USGS. That earthquake’s impact was also felt in Brewton, which is about 20 miles away, and on the Florida side of the border.

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