Earthquake detected just outside Scottsboro, 1.8 magnitude event
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – An earthquake was detected near Scottsboro at 7:50pm Tuesday night by the US Geological Survey. It was only a 1.8 magnitude event, which the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (EMA) says is “not associated with structural damage.”
The Alabama EMA also noted, “This region has faults, and a history of small earthquakes.”
The USGS has no reports of people actually feeling the earthquake.
The depth of the quake, as determined by the USGS, was about five-and-a-half miles underground.
The actual epicenter is located in the area of July Mountain, approximately three miles southwest of Scottsboro.