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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says Alabama experienced an earthquake over the weekend, but it's likely nobody even knew.

Al.com quotes U.S. Geological officials as saying they detected a small earthquake Sunday just outside of Huntsville, Alabama. The quake was a magnitude 2.3 — three times smaller than the 7.1 earthquake that rocked Southern California last week.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at noon on Tuesday in Jackson County, Alabama.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency says the northeastern region of the state has a history of small quakes.

Shaking from small magnitude events like this is not typically associated with structural damage.

The U.S.G.S. says a magnitude 2 quake is usually only felt by a few people, while a magnitude 3 quake is quite noticeable to people indoors.

FLOMATON, Ala. (AP) — A series of small earthquakes hit south Alabama within hours of each other near the Florida line.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded about 8 miles northwest of Flomaton around 11 p.m. Thursday. There are no damage reports.

The Geological Survey says a stronger earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 hit nearby Thursday afternoon, and a magnitude 2.5 quake occurred a few hours earlier.

The cluster is about 45 miles north of Pensacola, Florida.

Small earthquake reported near Aliceville

Sep 5, 2016

A small earthquake rattled the ground near the Alabama-Mississippi border.

A report from the U.S. Geological Survey says 2.6 magnitude earthquake occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Monday morning.

The quake was centered about 12 miles south of Aliceville. No damage was reported.

The quake occurred west of another area where a cluster of earthquakes has occurred since late 2014 in Greene County.

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