Magnitude 1.7 Earthquake May 9 GEORGIA, USA

Flashback Saturday, May 7, 2011:

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.

Maybe the birds were alerting of this earthquake below ? Who knows. I do know one thing, the birds have been silent at night since the night of May 9, morning May 10.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 1.7

Monday, May 09, 2011 at 07:57:55 UTC
Monday, May 09, 2011 at 03:57:55 AM at epicenter

Location 34.809°N, 85.079°W
Depth 18.9 km (11.7 miles)

5 km (3 miles) SW (219°) from Tunnel Hill, GA
11 km (7 miles) WNW (293°) from Dalton, GA
12 km (8 miles) SSE (165°) from Ringgold, GA
31 km (20 miles) SSE (147°) from Chattanooga, TN
132 km (82 miles) NNW (332°) from Atlanta, GA

Source: Southeast U.S. Seismic Network –



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