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2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Gilmer County

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The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.7 magnitude earthquake on Saturday in Gilmer County.

The U.S.G.S. reported the earthquake just after 11:30 a.m. The epicenter was located just southwest of Glenville.

Oil and gas activity is active in the area. The earthquake occurred not far from a series of small earthquakes that took place in 2010 and were connected to the use of injection wells.

It's not yet clear if oil and gas or underground injection activity are connected to this earthquake.

Noble Energy released the following statement:

"We believe this morning's seismic activity was not related to Noble Energy's routine completion activities for our well in Normantown, West Virginia. As in all our operations, we will monitor this activity to ensure that we continue to operate safely and responsibly."

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