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Birmingham, Alabama Earthquake Shakes Region Today

Birmingham, Alabama Earthquake Shakes Region Today

ST LOUIS (LALATE) – An earthquake struck Birmingham, Alabama this afternoon. The unusual quake struck Tuesday afternoon outside of Birmingham and could be felt across sections of Georgia, west of Atlanta.

The peculiar earthquake struck minutes before 6 pm EST today, USGS reports to news. The quake was centered just eight miles east of Birmingham. Local news reports the quake struck almost at the earth’s surface, at a depth of only three miles.

The 3.o magnitude quake was centered just off the Interstate 69, north of Birmingham International Airport. USGS reports to news that quake was west of Medical Park Drive East approaching Saint Vincent’s East Hospital. The quake was west of Roebuck Plaza, and just north of the intersection of Gadsden Highway and I-59.

USGS also reports to news that the quake was roughly thirty miles out of Jasper and eighty-six miles from Montgomery. Local news has yet to report any details of damage.

In related news, a 4.0 earthquake struck shortly after 1 pm PST on the west coast today centered south of Tijuana. The Mexico quake was felt across Baja Mexico and was centered closest to Guadalupe Victoria.

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