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Small earthquake shakes Halls Mill

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As most of Bedford County slept early Wednesday, a small earthquake rumbled underground near the Halls Mill Community.  

The quake registered at 2.3 on the Richter scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  

The quake occurred at 1:19 a.m. and was centered just to the north of Halls Mill Road and top the west of Scales Road. Many residents of the area posted on Facebook they slept through the quake without hearing or feeling anything.  

A shattered window at the residence of Tony Howell on Warners Bridge Road was the only damage reported. Howell said the window wasn’t broken when he went to bed Tuesday night.  

“I didn’t think an earthquake that small even could cause that kind of damage,” Howell said. “But, I had looked at all my windows just the evening before.”  

A Times-Gazette staff member who lives in northern Shelbyville said he heard what sounded like a rumble of thunder or muffled explosion at the time of the quake but felt no vibration. 

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