Magnitude 2.3 earthquake reported near Washington, Ga.

This USGS map shows, with some uncertainty, the projected epicenter of a Sunday morning earthquake in Washington, Ga. (Photo: USGS)

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 2.3 earthquake east of Washington, Georgia, on Sunday morning.

USGS said the quake started at approximately 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning 8 kilometers from Washington. 

The quake registered at a depth of 5.3 kilometers. 

The Wilkes County town is near the South Carolina-Georgia border, north of Augusta. 

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