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Fifth Earthquake in Last Month Confirmed Near AL-FL Border

Map from the USGS showing the epicenter of this mornings quake.

A minor earthquake occurred near the Alabama-Florida border this morning around 6:40 AM CDT.

There were numerous reports of ground shaking in south Escambia County, AL and north Santa Rosa County, FL.

The quake was confirmed to be a magnitude 2.5 by the USGS, with an epicenter in northeast Escambia County, AL.

This is the fifth earthquake to occur in this region in the past month.

UPDATE – Monday, March 25th, 5 PM CDT: The USGS has moved the epicenter to NE Escambia County, FL. This is closer to where shaking was reported. The magnitude was also upgraded slightly to 2.7.