Earthquake strikes near Augusta National, scaring locals

Earthquake strikes near Augusta National, scaring locals

during the third round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia.

An earthquake shook the Augusta area on Tuesday morning, frightening residents. The earthquake’s epicenter was about six miles from Augusta National, the Augusta Chronicle reports.

According to the USGS, it was a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, meaning that it was “felt quite noticeably by persons indoors, especially on upper floors of buildings. Many people do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly.” 

Although the quake was widely felt, no significant damage has yet been reported.