Second, milder quake rocks Timpson area Tuesday night

The second earthquake to shake the Timpson area in the past two weeks happened late Tuesday night, according to the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center.

Tuesday's quake was reported about 11:35 p.m about 0.6-mile southwest of Timpson and registered as a 2.5 magnitude earthquake.

On Sept. 4 the USGS center confirmed reports of an earthquake of a 3.2 magnitude about 4.3 miles northwest of Timpson about 10:06 a.m.

The epicenter was reportedly about 3.1 miles below the earth's surface, the center reported. The USGS reported the quake's center was about 16 miles from Carthage.

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake can be felt nearby but usually only causes minor damage, USGS reports.

Earthquakes of between 5.5 and 6.0 may cause slight damage to buildings and other structures, the center said. Officials said the earthquake could probably be felt within about a 30 miles radius of the center.