Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

3.2 earthquake hits Augusta

3.2 earthquake hits Augusta

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the largest quake felt in the area was a recorded 4.5 that took place March 5, 1916.

A magnitude 3.0 natural disaster in South Augusta has been felt and heard across the area.

The largest quake ever recorded had a magnitude of 9.5, rocking ground in Chile in 1960, according to the USGS.

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The quake was registered at 3.0 on the Richter scale.

The Augusta-Richmond County EMA is now working to assess any possible damage in the area.

The USGS website said hundreds of people reported feeling at least some effects. According to the USGS web site, it was felt as far away as Washington, Ga., and across the Savannah River in Aiken and Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.

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Earthquakes aren't common, but also aren't unheard of in the CSRA.

In April, a 2.5 magnitude shook the ground near Evans, about 10 miles north of Augusta. That quake occurred about five miles beneath the earth's surface.

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