Quake, Rattle, and Roll

Charleston got an unusual wakeup call this morning: A 3.6 magnitude earthquake just a few miles from Goose Creek and Summerville. There is, indeed, a fault line in Summerville (making us California imports feel right at home), and it does occasionally perk up, but it’s rare when people actually feel it. So, understandably, there’s quite a buzz this morning.

I didn’t feel it in my apartment in West Ashley, but saw a message come across from the National Weather Service about a possible earthquake and put a message out on Twitter. I got a great response on FriendFeed, especially from Heidi, who was almost right over the epicenter. Reports are that it was felt as far as Johns Island, though.

Did you feel it? Feel free to leave your experience in comments.

Update: News2 reports that USGS has shifted the epicenter more towards Summerville. This jibes well with what Heidi was saying on FriendFeed, and explains some of the comments I’ve gotten from Goose Creek folks that didn’t feel it, either.

18 thoughts on “Quake, Rattle, and Roll

  1. Samantha

    I’m disappointed … I live in Goose Creek and I didn’t feel it at all. T_T Damn, something interesting finally happens in Goose Creek and I miss it. I should have been in the shower around that time … how could I have missed it?

  2. Samantha

    I’m disappointed … I live in Goose Creek and I didn’t feel it at all. T_T Damn, something interesting finally happens in Goose Creek and I miss it. I should have been in the shower around that time … how could I have missed it?

  3. Araceli

    I was downtown driving to North Charleston on Spruill and I didn’t notice anything. I guess I was too far away. I’m sure my parents in Goose Creek felt it though. ;)

  4. Araceli

    I was downtown driving to North Charleston on Spruill and I didn’t notice anything. I guess I was too far away. I’m sure my parents in Goose Creek felt it though. ;)

  5. Cheryl Smithem

    It was pretty strong in Legend Oaks Plantation off Hwy 61 outside of Summerville. Boom, then two separate waves. First larger and about 2 seconds long. Second about 1 second. Must have been really loud in Goose Creek.

  6. Cheryl Smithem

    It was pretty strong in Legend Oaks Plantation off Hwy 61 outside of Summerville. Boom, then two separate waves. First larger and about 2 seconds long. Second about 1 second. Must have been really loud in Goose Creek.

  7. Brian Cribb

    Nothing downtown. But then, I was sleep deprived and this was my morning to catch up. At 7:42am I was in a stupor and debating over whether I should get up. (I eventually did.)

  8. Brian Cribb

    Nothing downtown. But then, I was sleep deprived and this was my morning to catch up. At 7:42am I was in a stupor and debating over whether I should get up. (I eventually did.)

  9. jhota

    yep. loud bang and the house went all wobbly for a second.

    i went on getting ready for work. earthquake == no big deal (at least the little ones we usually get).

    still waiting on the big’un, though.

  10. jhota

    yep. loud bang and the house went all wobbly for a second.

    i went on getting ready for work. earthquake == no big deal (at least the little ones we usually get).

    still waiting on the big’un, though.

  11. Jake

    It woke me up at Legend Oaks in Summerville. Knew immediately that it was a quake, but then fell back to sleep and forgot all about it. Then read about it on Drudge. From the report linked there, the epicenter was at the head of the Ashley River, which is quite near Legend Oaks.

  12. Jake

    It woke me up at Legend Oaks in Summerville. Knew immediately that it was a quake, but then fell back to sleep and forgot all about it. Then read about it on Drudge. From the report linked there, the epicenter was at the head of the Ashley River, which is quite near Legend Oaks.

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