a map with a road and a city

Earthquake: Epicenter in…Georgia?!?

Y es, you read that correct: an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 occurred today in the state of Georgia, with the epicenter located four miles east-southeast of Varnell; eight miles north-northeast of Dalton — the self-proclaimed carpet capital of the world — and 83 miles north-northwest of Atlanta.

As I was in Georgia at the time the earthquake occurred — at 3:19:12 in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time, to be precise — I felt nothing.Needless to say, there were no reported deaths or injuries as a result.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the Eastern Tennessee seismic zone — which extends across Tennessee and northwestern Georgia into northeastern Alabama — is one of the most active earthquake areas in the Southeast, with the most powerful earthquake occurring on April 29, 2003 near Fort Payne, Alabama with a magnitude of 4.6.

I can hear it from the “Pacific Rimmers” now: That ain’t no earthquake. My grumbling stomach when I am hungry has more of a magnitude than that

…but all I have to say in response to that is do not blame me, as it ain’t my fault

Map courtesy of the United States Geological Survey, Powered by Leaflet — Tiles Courtesy of MapQuest — Data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!