Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake May 3 GEORGIA, USA

This morning about 1:50 AM I’m woken by what I’ll call a vibration [get your heads out of the gutter]. At the same time there are a couple birds singing that should be nesting, and the dogs are barking. It’s now 4:37 AM and I’ve been up since. Couldn’t go back to sleep.

So I decide to look and see if there was an earthquake. Nope, no earthquake this morning. However I did find one that went unnoticed, at least by me. Maybe it was reported in the news and I missed it. Probably not as it was only a magnitude 2.6.

Here are the details:

Magnitude 2.6 - GEORGIA, USA
2011 May 03 05:59:16 UTC

Magnitude 2.6
Date-Time

* Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 05:59:16 UTC
* Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 01:59:16 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 33.240°N, 82.773°W
Depth 28.4 km (17.6 miles)
Region GEORGIA, USA
Distances

* 7 km (4 miles) WNW (287°) from Mitchell, GA
* 17 km (10 miles) NW (306°) from Edge Hill, GA
* 17 km (10 miles) W (273°) from Gibson, GA
* 46 km (29 miles) ENE (68°) from Milledgeville, GA
* 73 km (45 miles) WSW (253°) from Augusta, GA
* 162 km (101 miles) ESE (110°) from Atlanta, GA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.5 km (3.4 miles); depth +/- 3.4 km (2.1 miles)
Parameters NST= 14, Nph= 16, Dmin=67 km, Rmss=0.16 sec, Gp=104°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=A
Source * Southeast U.S. Seismic Network

Event ID se050311a

source: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

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