Small earthquake reported in county
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Mar 02, 2013 | 3311 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a small earthquake took place in Walker County Friday morning.

The USGS reported a 2.7-magnitude quake, with its epicenter about 7 miles south of Jasper and 6 miles west-southwest of Cordova, took place at 10:53 a.m.

The USGS has its depth reported at 4 kilometers, or about 2.5 miles.

According to the Jasper and Cordova police departments, there were no reports of damage associated with the quake.

Two similar-sized earthquake’s were recorded in nearby areas last year. A magnitude 2.9 quake hit in the Townley community in January 2012 and a smaller quake hit near Parrish and Cordova in November.

According to the USGS, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2 to 3 can be felt slightly for several miles.

The Geological Survey website said earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains are less frequent than in the West but are typically felt over a much broader region. The group said a magnitude 4.0 eastern U.S. earthquake can be felt at many places as far as 60 miles from where it occurred, and it infrequently causes damage near its source.