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An earthquake this morning in the South

  An earthquake this morning in the South caused some damage -- but no serious injuries. The four-point-nine magnitude quake -- rare for the region -- cracked foundations, shook pictures off walls and jolted sleeping residents. The quake was centered near Fort Payne, Alabama, close to the Georgia line. Officials in the Fort Payne area say there were scattered power outages, but that most people experienced only minor damage -- like broken dishes. A trailer was knocked off its foundation. Federal experts say the earthquake was felt in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi. People in Tennessee reported hearing a low, rolling sound like thunder and feeling the tremors.

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