Earthquake Hits Middle Georgia Town

Some folks who live in Middle Georgia were suddenly awakened in the middle of the night after a small earthquake shook the ground.

The small town of Sparta, Georgia, about 90 miles southeast of metro Atlanta, was the epicenter of that small, but sudden quake.

The United States Geological Survey says it registered as a magnitude 2.5 quake on the Richter scale when it rattled the rural community just before 2:30 Monday morning.