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Seven States Rattled by Rare Earthquake

From Times Wire Reports

A rare Southern earthquake rattled seven states, shaking people out of their sleep and cracking foundations but causing no major damage or injuries.

“The quake shook up the chicken shed so bad they all laid scrambled eggs,” Jim Toler joked over breakfast at a Fort Payne restaurant.

The magnitude 4.9 quake, tying the record for Alabama, struck about 4 a.m. and was centered near Fort Payne, close to the Georgia line, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It was felt in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi.

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