Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Reported Monday Near Flomaton; Second Quake In A Week

March 11, 2019

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported just outside Flomaton Monday afternoon.

According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred three  miles north-northeast of Flomaton near Old Fannie Road and Welka Road at 1:36 p.m. The epicenter was about three miles deep. received reports from individuals that felt the shake from around Flomaton, Pollard, Century and Jay.

A magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported last Wednesday night between Century and Jay, but it was centered near the surface.

There was no damage reported in either earthquake. graphic.


14 Responses to “Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Reported Monday Near Flomaton; Second Quake In A Week”

  1. A.Wilton Thompson on March 13th, 2019 9:26 am

    My dog Elvis got All Shook up and He felt the earth move under his feet in Mosquito Flats the other day.

  2. John on March 12th, 2019 1:02 pm

    You don’t want to drill for oil? Okay then don’t drive a motor vehicle.

  3. mic hall on March 12th, 2019 9:24 am

    Looking farther back in the USGS data shows small clumps of earthquakes that occur about every 3 or 4 years. The pattern has been moving from the NW to SE diagonally toward Florida.

    If we have several more earthquakes or more intense ones then maybe we can look to the oil industry but for now the current events match up with historical record.

  4. Huntersmom on March 12th, 2019 8:31 am

    And they keep on drilling for oil. The one north of Jay by the big cotton top water tower, is light up like it’s own little town at night.

  5. James on March 12th, 2019 8:04 am

    I find it mostly comical and a bit troubling reading the misinformed statements regarding drilling and these earthquakes. Texas and Louisiana are arguably the two most drilled Southeastern states yet they also contain the lowest hazard from earthquakes (with the exception of the Florida peninsula south of I-10. Similarly, North Dakota and Minnesota are heavy drilling states with virtually the same earthquake hazard as South Florida and South Texas. A little research rather than repeating what may be heard during the evening news or coffee shop talk goes a long way towards self education.

  6. lone chief on March 11th, 2019 11:48 pm

    I’m impressed and surprised so many folks felt these baby quakes. I’m usually sensitive to very low frequency. guess I’m getting old. we do get these little quakes around here, usually just a little ways in the gulf or P’cola bay. A 6.0 and above will get your attention, above a 7.0 is just plumb scary!! Y’all hang on up there.

  7. David Huie Green on March 11th, 2019 10:52 pm

    ” lack of water for agriculture.”

    Century, Florida gets 65 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year or about 804 million gallons per square mile, 28.9 billion gallons per township.

    At its peak production, Jay oil field produced about 35 million barrels of petroleum per year. That’s in 42 gallon barrels or 1.47 billion gallons. If you took all that petroleum and replaced it with rainfall from a single township (which they did not do), you would drop it to just 27.4 billion gallons of rainwater for agriculture…about a 5% reduction.

    Oil production would never suck up all the available water or even a noticeable fraction. For comparison, consider the Brewton mill with production of about 490,000 tons of paper per year and more than 4,500 gallons of water per ton yields at least 2.2 billion gallons of water per year — way more water demand.

    (I also assume the minor quakes are related to petroleum withdrawal but that doesn’t imply more and worse.)

    David for water

  8. Stephen on March 11th, 2019 9:39 pm

    Let’s keep letting the rich oil companies dig the ground out from underneath us so we all sink into the ground while they get to line their pockets!

  9. Lawrence Griffin on March 11th, 2019 8:37 pm

    hay Sage2….. I pray that you are right

  10. Tom on March 11th, 2019 8:18 pm

    Hi all, My Dad currently works the Panhandle including Flomaton area, He has told me the amount water and other crap they use to push the oil or gas fields to profits similar to fracking it really concerns him just for the tons of water itself being pumped down, Which intern leaves aquifers very depleted which can also cause destabilization in the empty aquifers which leads to Geo activity including earthquakes and lack of water for agriculture. This is well documented in our country and others and I really think such desperate activity in search of lower oil prices is not worth my house and water supply becoming actively ruined if this keeps up.

  11. Sage2 on March 11th, 2019 7:53 pm

    Word has it that a lot of folks got right with God after this second shaking! :-)

  12. Stateline Rd between Century and Flomaton on March 11th, 2019 7:45 pm

    I thought a semitruck hit the other end of the house. It shook hard for a few seconds.
    Wondering if it was enough to damage the roof or something. The house moved back and forth. Boom ! shake and rattle

    The other night was more of a long vibration, harder and longer than the train.

  13. chris on March 11th, 2019 6:48 pm

    Lots of old oil fields out in that area. Makes one wonder what’s really going on

  14. Gene on March 11th, 2019 5:56 pm

    Almost due north if it’s not of last weeks epicenter was on Morristown rd outside of Jay.

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