An earthquake in the magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter Scale shook residents in Georgia and South Carolina late 10:23 pm EST , Friday Febreuary 14th.
Politichick reader, and Augusta (GA) resident, Rahn Owens alerted us to the news via Facebook Instant Message, saying there was a hum for about 6-10 seconds before the quake.
This is an unusually large quake for that particular region.
Fox News reports:
Authorities across South Carolina said their 911 centers were inundated with calls of people reporting explosions or plane crashes as the quake’s low rumble spread across the state.
Reports surfaced on Twitter of a leaking water tower in Augusta, Ga., following the quake, but the tower was damaged by ice from a winter storm earlier this week and not the quake, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Tangela McCorkle.
No damages or injuries from the quake itself had been reported, said South Carolina Emergency Management Division spokesman Derrec Becker. Read more here.