Minor earthquake strikes near Augusta National

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Minor earthquake strikes near Augusta National

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Minor earthquake strikes near Augusta National

Two months after Sergio Garcia rocked the golf universe with his first major victory in the Masters, a very real earthquake rattled Augusta, Ga., today.

Area residents felt tremors this morning around 11:15 a.m., the Augusta Chronicle reported.

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was located six kilometers southwest of Augusta, according to earthquake.usgs.gov. The intensity of the quake was upgraded from 3.0 earlier today.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reported multiple calls about the minor quake, the Chronicle reported. There were no reports of serious injuries or damage. Officials are working to assess any damage that may have resulted but it said the shaking motion likely triggered home and business alarms.

According to the USGS web site, it was felt as far away as Washington, Ga., and across the Savannah River in Aiken, S.C.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake was 14.9 kilometers (or 9.28 miles) deep.

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