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Earthquake aftershock reaches Fayette County

You just might have missed it, but Fayette County experienced an aftershock wave stemming from Tuesday afternoon’s earthquake in Virginia.

The county administrative building shook and “kind of rocked” said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The aftershock came from the 5.9 magnitude quake

whose epicenter was 39 miles northwest of Richmond, Va. shortly after 1:51 p.m., officials said.

The county building was not damaged and no damage reports were being called in by county residents, Davis said. But the aftershock surely caught some by surprise at the very least.

Peachtree City Hall fielded one call from a resident about the aftershock, but the occurrence has largely gone unnoticed by many.

Lt. Davis said since the earthquake was so shallow, the aftershock traveled long distances quickly.

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Cyclist's picture

The first aftershock occurred 45 minutes (at 2:45p) after the initial event and was only a 2.8 Mag. (That would not have been felt here and wouldn't made it in time for this article.) What was felt was the initial 5.8 event.

And now all Atlanta area lame brains are on the local news channels with their grade school show-and-tell stories about their swaying cars and such. (eyes rolling)

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We noticed in Hampton. I thought it was just local construction gone wrong.

carbonunit52's picture

[quote]And now all Atlanta area lame brains are on the local news channels with their grade school show-and-tell stories about their swaying cars and such. (eyes rolling)[/quote]

So the report got the name of the shock wrong and the stories were as newsworthy as a water leak making bubbles at a soap factory but hey we can't all be jaded REAL earthquake veterans such as yourself.

Think The Almighty might be up there asking himself this question....

If I were to send an earthquake AND a hurricane in the same week from DC to The Vineyard, might he get the message that things just aren't going too well, IMHO?

Robert W. Morgan's picture

Doncha see what we are being told? We must layoff 5.8 (or as John reports -5.9) gummint workers to compensate. Pick em.

Live free or die!

MajorMike's picture

President Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred at the convergence of a rare and obscure fault-line, apparently known as "Bush's Fault, Congress’ Fault, Tea Party's Fault, and It's-Not-My Fault”. Obama also announced that the Secret Service and Maxine Waters continues an investigation of the quake's suspicious ties to the Tea Party. Conservatives however have proven that it was caused by the founding fathers rolling over in their graves.

I like yours best.:)

Cyclist's picture

Nicely done!!!!!

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MajorMike's picture

Matt 24:6-7 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

Even as we speak, Rep. John Lewis is preparing the "Moucher Relief Act of Armagedon 2011/12" to provide financial and spiritual aid to the earthquake victims in Washington DC, Atlanta and parts of Fulton County. Presbo Barack Obama (born 1961) is scheduled to sign the bill into law on June 6, 2012.

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