No problems at Georgia Power nuclear plant after 4.1. quake | www.myajc.com

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Feb

No problems at Georgia Power nuclear plant after 4.1. quake | www.myajc.com

An earthquake with an epicenter northeast of Augusta shook metro Atlanta homes Friday night.

The quake measured a magnitude of 4.1 and happened at 10:23 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake’s epicenter was Edgefield, S.C., about 25 miles from Augusta. Plant Vogtle, which is on the outskirts of Augusta in Waynesboro, suffered no problems from the quake, a Georgia Power spokesman said Saturday afternoon. Officials did a walk around the nuclear plant, which provides power to about 500,000 homes and is one of the utility’s two nuclear facilities.

“The plant is built in a robust manner to withstand seismic activity and shock absorption,” Georgia Power spokesman Brian Green told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It didn’t have any issues. The plant is operating at 100 percent.”

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