Minor earthquake reported in western Alabama

Alabama Earthquake Tuscaloosa

EUTAW, Al. The U.S. Geological Survey has detected a small earthquake in western Alabama.

USGS officials say a magnitude 2.1 tremor was reported early Wednesday morning and the epicenter was west of Tuscaloosa, between Eutaw and Aliceville.

U.S. Geological Survey records show that more than a dozen small quakes have occurred since Nov. 20 in Greene County, west of Tuscaloosa. All the earthquakes reported in western Alabama have been a magnitude 3.8 or weaker.

A state earthquake expert has said researchers have installed a seismic monitor in the area, northwest of Eutaw, looking for a cause. The tremors could be tied to underground faults that were found in recent years, but experts don’t suspect a link to oil or gas production.

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