Earthquake Rattles On Alabama/Mississippi State Line

Miss-Ala Quake

A small earthquake shook the Mississippi-Alabama state line early Monday (Sept. 5), the United States Geological Survey reported. The 2.6-magnitude temblor struck south of Aliceville, Ala., just before 3:30 a.m.

The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., reported that the quake’s epicenter was about 12 miles south of Aliceville, 36 miles west of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and 35 miles from Scooba, Miss. Citing emergency management officials, The Clarion-Ledger said no damage or injuries were caused by the quake.

Other small quakes have rumbled near the Alabama-Mississippi border in recent years, according to the Clarion-Ledger. The most recent had been one registering 2.6 magnitude near Gluckstadt, Ala., in August 2015.

Most earthquakes experienced in Alabama are associated with the Southern Appalachian Seismic Zone that runs along the Appalachian Mountains from the northeastern corner into the central part of the state and the Bahamas Fracture Seismic Zone in southern Alabama, according to the Alabama Geological Survey.
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