Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tremors Eastern North Carolina: Cause unknown for Tuesday shakes‎

Area residents reported doors shaking and windows rattling Tuesday morning but the source of the tremors felt across parts of Eastern North Carolina may remain a mystery.

Military training came to mind for many and an earthquake wasn’t out of the realm of possibility after feeling one in the area last year, but neither could be confirmed.

The National Earthquake Information Center, a part of the U.S. Geological Survey, received more than 300 reports shaking being felt from Brunswick County to Craven County but ruled out the possibility of an earthquake impacting the area.

“We have had a lot of reports from that area and looked for any earthquakes and have not had any,” said Julie Dutton, who works at the NEIC.

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website includes a link called “Did You Feel It?” that allows the public to report any shaking incidents they may feel.

The reports that came in around 10 a.m. Tuesday from Eastern North Carolina are listed as an unknown event rather than an earthquake. Read More