The fifth earthquake in the area this month occurred Sunday morning in Escambia County, Alabama at 6:40 a.m. near Damascus, AL, or about 25 miles northeast of Century. It was centered about 3 miles deep. Previous earthquakes were reported March 13th – A Magnitude 2.2  quakes 1.1 miles south of Pollard, or about 5 miles northeast of Century, at 1:50 a.m. On March 12th – A Magnitude 2.3 earthquake was centered near Highway 31 and Hillview Drive in Flomaton, Alabama, about 8:26 p.m. On March 11th – A Magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported just outside Flomaton, Alabama, near Old Fannie Road and Welka Road at 1:36 p.m; and on March 6th a Magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported near the intersection of Nelson Town Road and Shell Road between Century and Jay in Santa Rosa County. The U.S. Geological Survey says the North Escambia County area sits on the Bahamas Fracture Seismic Zone, but a significant earthquake is not considered likely in the area.


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