What's Shakin'? 3.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southwest Alabama

A small earthquake was reported Friday in rural Clarke County in southwest Alabama, but the shaking apparently caused little damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a 3.1-magnitude earthquake occurred about 1:40 p.m. Friday in Clarke County in the vicinity of rural Coffeeville, about 75 miles north of Mobile.

"I didn't feel anything," said Coffeeville Police Chief Clint Harrell. "I've gotten reports that some people thought it was a sonic boom, but it lasted longer than a minute."

He said there were reports of furniture being knocked over but no reports of any significant damage.