New Data: Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Was In Century; Fifth Area Quake Of The Month

March 25, 2019

The fifth earthquake in the area this month occurred Sunday morning in Century.

The USGS says the magnitude 2.7 quake occurred at 6:40 a.m. near Century. The first epicenter was first reported by the USGS to be in Alabama, but further analysis of the data Monday determined the center to be near the end of Old Ferry Road off Campbell Road.

Earlier this month earthquakes were reported as follows:

  • March 13- Magnitude 2.2 earthquake occurred about 1.1 miles south of Pollard, or about 5 miles northeast of Century, at 1:50 a.m.
  • March 12- Magnitude 2.3 earthquake was centered near Highway 31 and Hillview Drive in Flomaton about 8:26 p.m.
  • March 11 -Magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported just outside Flomaton near Old Fannie Road and Welka Road at 1:36 p.m.
  • March 6 -Magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported near the intersection of Nelsontown Road and Shell Road between Century and Jay.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the North Escambia area sits on the Bahamas Fracture Seismic Zone (the BSZ). Several earthquakes have occurred along this zone in recent years, but most are too weak to be felt by residents. A significant earthquake is not considered likely in the area.


19 Responses to “New Data: Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Was In Century; Fifth Area Quake Of The Month”

  1. Duke of Wawbeek on March 29th, 2019 12:09 pm

    It is still not too late for Century and the Town Government to repent.

    The earth has not swallowed them up yet; not yet!

  2. David Huie Green on March 28th, 2019 8:06 pm

    “In search of oil causing earthquakes and contaminated drinking water, but as long as the already rich make more money who cares!”

    Even searching for petroleum causes earthquakes.
    (Or that finding it causes it.)

    Even searching for petroleum contaminates drinking water.
    (Or that finding it causes it.)

    Only the rich benefit from petroleum.

    All of these assumptions are provably wrong. It is a shame so many care nothing about proof.

    David surrounded by petrochemicals
    and those benefiting from them

  3. Stephen on March 28th, 2019 4:01 am

    In search of oil causing earthquakes and contaminated drinking water, but as long as the already rich make more money who cares!

  4. chris on March 27th, 2019 2:17 pm

    There is/was fracking going on in the Castleberry and Damascus fields. Watched it myself when I worked out there. Now, is that the cause of the earthquakes? Let me put my tin foil hat on first…

  5. John on March 27th, 2019 5:30 am

    @bryan, best comment yet Lol!!!

  6. One of the ROMEO’s on March 26th, 2019 5:11 pm

    If a motorcycle is causing this it must be a Harley. Need to ride a Honda. Lol

  7. bryan on March 26th, 2019 4:48 pm

    Maybe these quakes will loosen up some oil for us! and whoever blames fracking, there is no fracking in our area, never has been.

  8. mnon on March 25th, 2019 7:43 pm

    I’m almost sure the city counsel is causing this diversion to get our attention off their incompetence.

  9. northend resident on March 25th, 2019 7:24 pm

    These are known as birth pangs and as we approach the end, disasters will only grow worse in intensity. We are the last generation!

  10. David Huie Green on March 25th, 2019 5:53 pm

    “Does anyone actually read an article or do you just skim the headlines and react?”

    Isn’t that just a waste of time when your mind is already made up?

    (Just joking. There are some very open minds here.)

    David for wisdom

  11. Century on March 25th, 2019 2:27 pm


    We shall rebuild–We shall overcome

    even if it’s not our fault

  12. IMHO on March 25th, 2019 2:26 pm

    Does anyone actually read an article or do you just skim the headlines and react?

  13. CW on March 25th, 2019 10:23 am

    @some other guy

    A fault line maybe? Some things just happen. Not everything is caused by humans. You sound like one of those people that blame every hurricane on climate change.

  14. Beegee Ryals on March 25th, 2019 9:46 am

    Kevin,you are such a comical man!!!!

  15. Some guy on March 25th, 2019 9:38 am

    @Some other guy
    As there has been no fracking and God hasn’t smitten us yet, gonna have to agree with the article. Seismic activity due to a fracture/fault line. Not man made. Of course, science makes no since to some….

  16. Lifendason on March 25th, 2019 9:22 am

    Biblically speaking…

    Matthew 24:7 – For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

  17. Some other guy on March 25th, 2019 7:50 am

    @Some guy
    Just sitting here waiting on a better explanation than the results of fracking………since you obviously know what’s goin on, why don’t you tell everyone. LOL

  18. Kevin Stead on March 25th, 2019 6:58 am

    Seems to happen every time I crank up the motorcycle….sorry about that. lol

  19. Some guy on March 25th, 2019 6:05 am

    Just sittin’ here waiting on the fracking/end times/conspiracy theories. LOL

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