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Earthquake in the Carolinas just now?

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posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:44 PM
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About 10-15 minutes ago (10:25-10:30 PM Eastern time) or so I think I may have felt an earthquake... I don't know the time for sure since I didn't pay much attention at the time. It wasn't big, and I originally figured it was someone jumping around in the other room or something and didn't give it a second thought until a friend messaged me and asked if I felt it. I had my headphones on watching TV on the computer, and I saw my monitor start to shake a little and thought I could hear a low rumble.

I'm in South Carolina but close to Charlotte, NC. Anyone else notice this? I can't remember the last time I felt an earthquake.

The obligatory: Since this is a "just now" sort of thing I apologize if someone beat me to it, but I did search and check the newest threads before posting. Also of course if this thread can go in a better place, do what you will with it.

Also, this is my first thread.




posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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Nice alert, and for your first thread too. A poster on another thread mentioned feeling it as well, saying it was a 5 or 5.5.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:49 PM
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USGS listing it as a 4.4. Near Edgefield SC. I didn't feel it here in Charlotte.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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Yep. The USGS site has it, 4.4
I heard the rumble too was very loud and long.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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USGS. says 4.4

M4.4 - 12km WNW of Edgefield, South Carolina
2014-02-15 03:23:38 UTC


Event Time

2014-02-15 03:23:38 UTC
2014-02-14 22:23:38 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
2014-02-14 19:23:38 UTC-08:00 system time
Location

33.813°N 82.063°W depth=4.6km (2.9mi)

Nearby Cities

12km (7mi) WNW of Edgefield, South Carolina
31km (19mi) NNE of Evans, Georgia
32km (20mi) N of Martinez, Georgia
35km (22mi) NNW of North Augusta, South Carolina
97km (60mi) WSW of Columbia, South Carolina
Related Links

Is this anywhere near the Madrid fault?
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posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:51 PM
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I live in the N. Ga Mountains only about 12 miles as the crow flies from the Carolina border...I felt what I thought was an EQ about 15 mins ago. Having lived 30 mins outside of San Fran for over 20 years I know what an EQ feels like.

Thanks for posting!

Des


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posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:52 PM
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Saw a few things on FB just now.



Here's the link given in one of the posts:

earthquake.usgs.gov...

Thanks guys.

reply to post by Remedylane
 


Strange that you didn't feel it, I'm only about 20 minutes South of you, give or take. I really only noticed it for a few seconds, 5-7 at most.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:54 PM
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I had some friends reporting the quake on FB and describing a deep growl/rumble.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:54 PM
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Very strange I didn't feel it. I have friends further north of me that felt it. Bizarre.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:54 PM
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No, we're no where near the Madrid fault. In fact, I don't believe it was on a known fault. I said on another post that I thought it was 5 to 5.5 just because I had went through the one that happened in 2003 which was around 4.0 then. This one was way greater and lasted almost a minute.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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Atlanta ...whole house shook. Short, quick, side to side. Pause. Did it one more time but more slight.

I immediately checked USGS..nothing..thought I was going crazy. Hubby insisted it was wind because a little storm is blowing through. I told him were aren't in Kansas! LoL!



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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The TV was scrolling that it was a 5.4, but USGS is saying 4.4. Felt worse than that.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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From the way it's being described, I'm surprised I didn't take more notice of it. Interesting.

Not a known fault line? I'm no seismologist or anything, but that sounds odd. That and the fact that we almost never get earthquakes here, not ones that can actually be felt anyway.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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it's now showing as a 4.1

Very interesting when it happens where we don't usually see them , although I don't know the seismic history of the area.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:03 PM
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Nice job reporting this, I always like when ATS members who actually feel/witness something post about it...otherwise it's just a dot on a map. It makes me remember one of the reasons I love this site. S&F

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posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:05 PM
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Whao!

Did yall feel it in Greenville-Spartanburg (ie, around the airport)?



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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We just don't have earthquakes. period. When we do they sound and feel just like a sonic boom off a jet fighter. Practically nothing to them except a loud noise and short shake. We are close to a fault called the Eureka Fault, but I think it starts at Eureka, SC and travels towards the Savannah River, but I could be wrong. That would be about 25 miles SSE of where the USGS placed the epicenter. Don't know...



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:08 PM
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Not big enough.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:10 PM
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NightFlight
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No, we're no where near the Madrid fault. In fact, I don't believe it was on a known fault. I said on another post that I thought it was 5 to 5.5 just because I had went through the one that happened in 2003 which was around 4.0 then. This one was way greater and lasted almost a minute.


The closest fault line to me in the extreme N Ga Mountains is the Brevard fault line, it's a big one but ancient, and hasn't been active for over a million years. My home sits on top of a mountain solid bedrock, it shook like hell, with a long drawn out grinding noise. Woke all my goats up and got them yelling for mamma.

What I felt lasted about 8 seconds or more.

Des



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 10:11 PM
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Epirus
Nice job reporting this, I always like when ATS members who actually feel/witness something post about it...otherwise it's just a dot on a map. It makes me remember one of the reasons I love this site. S&F

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Agreed, but usually I'm the one scratching my head wondering what people are talking about! lol
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