After initially reporting a magnitude 4.0 earthquake, the USGS reduced the magnitude to a 3.8.
“We have had a few reports of possible seismic activity from Santa Rosa county FL and Escambia county AL,” the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Mobile tweeted.
Some residents in the area reported feeling the temblor.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office told the Associated Press it hadn’t gotten any calls about damage.
The quake occurred more than 6 miles beneath the surface, according to the Geological Survey.
According to the USGS, most earthquakes in North America east of the Rockies occur as faulting within bedrock, “usually miles deep.”
In Florida, earthquakes are very rare.
The state’s last significant earthquake was among a series of quakes recorded in nearly the same location back in March of 2019, according to FOX13.
In 2016, FOX13 reported that a series of earthquakes over the summer in Florida turned out to be the result of offshore naval weapons testing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.