Minor quake jolts Alabama, Florida
October 24, 1997
Web posted at: 1:49 p.m. EDT (1749 GMT)
BREWTON, Alabama (CNN) -- A minor earthquake jolted southern
Alabama and northwest Florida Friday, but there were no
reports of injuries or major damage.
The magnitude 4.9 tremor struck shortly after 3:30 a.m. (4:30
a.m. EDT), and could be felt in areas stretching from the
port cities of Mobile, Alabama, to Pensacola, Florida,
according to a spokesman at the U.S. Geological Survey in
The earthquake was centered near the town of Brewton,
Alabama. A magnitude 4.9 quake typically is not strong enough
to inflict heavy damage.
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