Geologists: Small earthquake detected in northwest Alabama; no damage reported

A barely detectable earthquake gently shook northwest Alabama.

The U.S. Geological Survey announced a 1.9 magnitude earthquake was detected late Wednesday about four miles west of Russellville. No damage was reported.

Geologists told ( ) earthquakes that small temblors generally are not felt.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 17 miles southwest of Muscle Shoals and 21 miles southwest of Florence.


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