Small earthquake reported in Alabama

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake was reported in northwest Alabama Thursday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The small quake was reported around 1:16 p.m. a few miles northwest of Berry, Alabama, which is located about 60 miles west of Birmingham.

According to an intensity comparison scale by the USGS, earthquakes that register as less than a 3.0 are classified as a level I.