The Quake: Did You Feel It?

Tellus Center in Cartersville reports feeling Virginia-based quake. Tremor also felt at Duluth City Hall.

The earthquake Tuesday that forced evacuation of the White House and the Pentagon was felt in the Atlanta area.

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville issued a statement saying that the Magnitude 5.9 earthquake was felt in Bartow County.

"The earthquake was recorded on the Tellus Seismograph, and I have attached a copy of the seismogram. The earthquake occurred at precisely 1:51 PM and the seismic waves arrived at Tellus in just under two minutes," read the statement from Julian C. Gray, museum curator.

There have been other reports of people feeling the quake in the Atlanta area.

This is from a report posted on Loganville Patch: Robert Bliss reports feeling tremor at his home off Rabbit Farm Road in Loganville.

"I was finishing lunch at approximately 1:50 p.m. while in my chair watching TV when I felt an odd sensation as if my chair was moving back and forth. It lasted no more than 5 seconds. I thought it was a weird sensation as I looked around the room to see if anything else was moving. Not seeing any disturbance, I chalked it up to my vivid imagination. Fifteen minutes later, my wife asked me if I saw the report on TV about an earthquake in the NE Corridor," Bliss said.

The earthquake was also felt at Duluth City Hall: Duluth Code Compliance Planner William Aiken was working on a computer in the Planning Department on the second floor around 2 p.m. "The vents shook a little bit," he said."I thought it was the air conditioner kicking on or off. A couple of pictures on the file cabinet rattled. Then Alisa (Williams, the city's director of public information and marketing,) came running out of her office asking: 'Does anyone feel that?" Tim Lawrence, the city's GIS manager, then forwarded an email to William from an engineer friend in Virginia Beach, VA, about the earthquake being felt all over New York and Virginia.

Did you feel the earthquake?

Jen Mayers August 23, 2011 at 09:06 PM
Yeah! i felt it. i work in Atl (Sandy Springs) 3 fl and I felt it! seems to me it lasted about a minute an a half. The first 3 shakes were strong--then it eased down to a slight shaking--my first earthquake in GA. Wow! I pray for the others affected in VA and surrounding areas.
Annette Rogers August 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM
I was on the phone with a Berkeley Lake area friend that suddenly said, "My high boy is shaking. It has only done that when we had the earthquake. I think we are having an earthquake!" I was downstairs in my home with both my front load washer and dryer running upstairs that would mask any additional "trembling". However, I did hear a some "creaks" in the exterior walls.
Allison Rodgers August 24, 2011 at 01:56 PM
My sister lives in Buford Ga and felt it. It woke her up from a nap. Nothing major though.


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