Earthquake felt in middle Georgia

- A 2.5 earthquake was felt in central Georgia Wednesday night, according to the United State Geological Survey.

It happened around 9:38 p.m. about 4 miles west-southwest of Sparta, in Hancock County. That’s a little more than 80 miles away from Atlanta and about halfway between Macon and Augusta.

USGS officials said the incident happened about 5 miles under the surface of the earth.

No word on any damage or injuries.

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