Unusual series of small earthquakes rattles southern Appalachians

Unusual series of small earthquakes rattles southern Appalachians
Screen cap of USGS map via Macon Telegraph

[Ed. – Interestingly, one of the consequences of a solar minimum, when the sun isn’t fending off as much energy from the larger cosmos with its own energy field, is an increase in earthquakes and volcanic activity.  The quakes in this series didn’t exceed magnitude 2.4, but the amount of activity is apparently atypical, to a noteworthy degree.]

More than a dozen earthquakes have rocked the southern Appalachian Mountains in the last month, including a 2.4-magnitude temblor reported near the Georgia-Tennessee line over the weekend.

It’s the latest in a series of quakes that have rattled the region in recent weeks, striking the Tunnel Hill community near Dalton, Georgia, around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A weaker 1.9-magnitude quake was reported 70 miles away in Niota, Tennessee, the same day.

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