Extremely Rare 3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Off Of Daytona Beach Coastline

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —A magnitude-3.7 earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of Daytona Beach Shores, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake happened at 4 p.m., and was centered about 105 miles off the coast of Daytona Beach, the USGS said.

Florida is not considered to be a state that is subject to earthquakes and only several minor shocks have occurred in the state. Only one earthquake has caused damage in Florida, according to the USGS.

While quakes off the Central Florida coast are rare, USGS data shows a similarly weak earthquake registered in the same area last month.

Original Article:http://www.wesh.com/news/earthquake-recorded-off-daytona-beach-coast/40746994

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