Small Earthquake Rattles North Carolina, 2 Other States

A small earthquake shook parts of North Carolina and two other states Saturday morning, an unusual occurrence in that part of the country.

The quake had a magnitude of 3.2 and was felt in mountainous areas of Tennessee and Georgia as well as North Carolina, the site of its epicenter, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its Web site.

The epicenter was located about 55 miles east of Chattanooga, near the town of Ducktown.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported, but the agency received reports of light shaking as far away as Gainesville, Ga., about 60 miles to the south.

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