11th earthquake detected in Alabama this year

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U.S. Geological Survey

TRINITY, Ala. — According to the U.S. Geological Survey a small earthquake was detected in north Alabama early Saturday morning near Trinity Mountain.

The USGS says the quake had a magnitude of 2.2 and was about 5.6 miles southwest of the town of Trinity, Alabama. It happened at 4:07 a.m. local time and stretched about 2.1 miles below the surface.

This is at least the 11th earthquake detected in Alabama this year, according to USGS.