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reply to post by duke396
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.
reply to post by litterbaux
The timing of it all seems strange to me. Our power went out late Wednesday night and all night long in the darkness you consistently heard branches and trees collapsing to the ground. In the pitch black darkness it was very eerie. No street lights no lights except the occasional arcing of the electrical transformers. It was pretty surreal. A major ice and snow storm and now an earthquake back to back in a place that really never gets those things.
The Charleston Earthquake of 1886 was a powerful intraplate earthquake that hit Charleston, South Carolina, and the East Coast of the US. After the 1811 and 1812 earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri, it is one of the most powerful and damaging quakes to hit the southeastern United States. The shaking occurred at about 9:50 p.m. on August 31, 1886, and lasted just under a minute. The earthquake caused severe damage in Charleston, damaging 2,000 buildings and causing $6 million worth in damage (over $141 million in 2009 dollars), while in the whole city the buildings were only valued at approximately $24 million. Between 60 and 110 lives were lost. Very little to no historical earthquake activity occurred in the Charleston area prior to the 1886 event, which is unusual for any seismic area.
reply to post by Quadrivium
Wow, I really thought we were past the point of power outages for multiple days
Hope they get it back on for you soon.
reply to post by TrueAmerican
there was serious rumbling noises. Does that have to do with the Hz you are referring to?
Do you think we will feel an aftershock here?
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In February of 1852 Dorn [an Edgefield County farmer] discovered the second richest vein of gold in South Carolina's history. Only the Haile Mine in Lancaster County produced more gold than the Dorn Mine......The mine was sold in 1869 to inventor Cyrus McCormick, who spent over $200,000 in a futile search for another rich strike...... ceased his search.......began selling his land which would become the town of McCormick.