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Answered 2014-06-10 03:38:18

A small earthquake is anything not felt or is felt but does not do any damage to property.

An earthquake of magnitude 2.5 or less is usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph. Earthquakes above magnitude 2.5 and under magnitude 5.4 are often felt but only cause minor damage.

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