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Minor Quake Centered Near Georgia-South Carolina Border

February 13, 1986

Undated (AP) _ A minor earthquake shook northeastern Georgia and northwestern South Carolina early today, but no damage or injuries were reported.

Marv Carlson, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., said the tremor measured 3.5 on the Richter scale, strong enough to be felt but not strong enough to cause significant damage.

Today’s tremor, which occurred about 6:30 a.m., was centered 30 miles west of Greenville, S.C., near the Georgia-South Carolina line, Carlson said.

Lamar Ramey, news director of WNEG radio in Toccoa, Ga., said he received at least 15 calls from listeners who felt the tremor.

The National Weather Service said it had received no reports of damage.

The Richter scale is a measure of ground motion as recorded on seismographs. earthquake of 3.5 on the Richter scale can cause slight damage in the local area.

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