Earthquakes in Florida? Magnitude 3.7 strikes off of Daytona Beach

Posted at 11:09 PM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 07:24:26-04
Florida is known for a lot of things - sunshine, thunderstorms, beaches, oranges - not earthquakes. But they can and do happen. 
Over the weekend, a minor earthquake struck about 100 miles off the coast of Daytona Beach.
The magnitude 3.7 earthquake happened in the Atlantic Ocean around 4 p.m on Saturday. No damage was reported on land, according to the U.S Geological Survey (USGS).
Damaging earthquakes are definitely rare in Florida. Memorable ones take us way back in the history books, to 1879! Thats when two earthquakes, striking 10 minutes apart caused minor damage in St. Augustine. The effects of those quakes were felt all the way in Tampa Bay!
Most recently, another 3.7 magnitude quake occurred off of St. Augustine in June.
According to the USGS, earthquakes of magnitude less than 5.4 usually don't cause damage. About 2,500 of these weaker earthquakes occur each day worldwide - that's about 930,000 earthquakes a year!