Fourth earthquake in nine days hits Alabama-Florida line

(AL.COM) An earthquake struck near the Alabama-Florida line Wednesday morning, making it the fourth quake to hit the area in nine days.

The 2.2 magnitude quake hit approximately four miles east of Flomaton on Wednesday around 1:50 a.m., according to information from the United States Geological Survey. There were two earthquakes in the area that day.

The Wednesday morning earthquake makes it the fourth one to hit the area in nine days. The first was March 6, the second was March 11, and two more happened Wednesday.

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.

Last week, a 2.6-magnitude tremor was recorded in Florida near the Alabama state line, about five miles east of Century.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Pin It on Pinterest