Weak earthquake recorded in central Alabama

CENTER POINT, Ala. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.0-magnitude earthquake has been reported in central Alabama.

The quake struck just before 6 p.m. Tuesday and was centered about 10 miles northeast of Birmingham.

A police dispatcher tells The Birmingham News (http://bit.ly/npGg8 ) that they received a few calls from residents who felt the tremor but had not received any reports of structural damage.

Last month, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia shook people from Georgia to Canada. It was the strongest quake to strike the East Coast since World War II.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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