No Injuries or Damage After Rare Earthquake Rattles North Florida

first_imgAlthough law enforcement officials reported receiving at least 30 calls from concerned citizens, there were no reports of injuries or significant damage.Before Thursday, the most recent earthquake to be felt in Florida was a 6.0 tremor that shook the surface in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa and Fort Myers in 2006.It also resulted in no injuries or damage. Residents and visitors of our state are fairly used to feeling the occasional jolt from a sonic boom when a spacecraft breaks the sound barrier during launch or landing.However, nothing could prepare people in the Florida panhandle from what they experienced Thursday morning.According to the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Weather Service, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake rattled the area between Mount Carmel, Florida, and Brewton, Alabama at around 10:07 a.m.We have had a few reports of possible seismic activity from Santa Rosa county FL and Escambia county AL. The USGS now reports that a 4.0 earthquake did occur along the FL/AL line just to the NW of Mount Carmel Florida at 1007 AM. Did you feel it?— NWS Mobile (@NWSMobile) September 3, 2020last_img

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