According to the U.S. Geological Survey, around 4:45 pm there was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake about 7 miles northeast of Milledgeville and 14 miles Southeast of Eatonton.

Ten minutes later, the USGS reports a smaller 2.2 magnitude earthquake about 14 miles from Milledgeville and 12 miles from Eatonton.

Viewers tell FOX 24 News that they heard an explosion and felt the ground shake.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells FOX 24 News that seismic activity is common in the area around Lake Sinclair.