Earthquake near Lake Hartwell on Sunday measures 2.3
WNEG News has received confirmation from officials of an earthquake that occurred near Lake Hartwell, Sunday night.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake measured 2.3 on the Richter scale.
The quake hit just before 11 p.m., three miles west of Reed Creek, in Hart County.
There were no injuries or damages reported, but some residents in the Lake Hartwell area felt some shaking.
A report from the Georgia News Network said small quakes happen in that area from time-to-time, but it has been more than 100 years since a large quake has impacted our area.
The largest earthquake to impact this area occurred in 1916 and had a magnitude of 5.1.
Hartwell Dam is not a long way from where the quake happened.
Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers are required to inspect the dam when a quake 4.5 or larger strikes; however, because this quake only measured 2.3, no inspection will be required.
For additional information regarding the recent quake visit earthquake.usgs.gov.