Small earthquake shakes northwest Alabama Friday afternoon

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 3 miles SW of Florence (Image: WHNT News 19)

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 3 miles SW of Florence (Image: WHNT News 19)

FLORENCE, Ala. – A small earthquake shook parts of north Alabama Friday afternoon.

According to the USGS, a magnitude 2.3 earthquake struck just west of Florence around 4:30 p.m.

Viewers reached out to WHNT News 19 through social media to report feeling the earthquake in Lauderdale and Colbert Counties.

Two Facebook users reported light shaking on North Wood Ave. and College Street in Florence.

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Steve Jones of Heflin, Alabama recorded the quake in Cleburne County.  He shared the seismogram with us:

Steve Jones, Earth Alabama

Steve Jones, Earth Alabama

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