Earthquake: Georgia! “I thought somebody set a bomb outside our bedroom window it was so loud”

A 2.8-magnitude earthquake rattled Georgia overnight, and some people said they didn’t just feel it. Social media users also reported hearing the tremor. “I didn’t feel it but I heard it,” one person wrote on the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “It was the first one while I was awake! I honestly thought it was a plane or something.”

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“I thought somebody set a bomb outside our bedroom window it was so loud,” another person wrote on Twitter. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at about 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. It shook the ground roughly 10 miles northeast of Eton, a town near the Tennessee border.

Officials say the center of the earthquake was shortly more than 10 miles north-northeast of Eton, Georgia in Murray County.

Residents in North Georgia told FOX 5 in Atlanta that the earthquake shook their houses and rattled things within them..

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