New seizement stations in area

Geologists installing four detection devices after area has fifth earthquake in a month

A fifth earthquake in the area in less than a month has prompted geologists to install four temporary seizement stations from near Jay and into Escambia County, Ala., in hopes of gaining more information on the recent earthquake activity.

The first earthquake was reported March 6 in an area between Jay and Century; a second was reported March 11 just outside Flomaton near the intersection of Old Fannie Road and Welka Road; the third was reported March 12 in Flomaton; the fourth was March 13 just south of Pollard; and this past Sunday a 2.7 magnitude earthquake was reported near Century.