Another Earthquake Strikes Friday Night; Fourth In Two Days

April 13, 2019

The fourth earthquake in two days struck the North Escambia area Friday night.

The magnitude 1.8 tremor was centered between Little Escambia Road and Chavers Creek Road in Escambia County, AL, or about six miles northeast of Century at 10:48 p.m. According to the USGS magnitude scale, the weak quake would not have been felt except by just a few people under especially favorable conditions.

On Thursday, a magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck at 10:51 p.m. near Upper Creek Road south of Sardine Road in Escambia County, AL, or about nine miles northwest of Century. A 2.8 earthquake occurred at 3:11 p.m. Thursday a short distance away near Little Escambia Creek in Escambia County, AL. And another quake, a 2.5 magnitude, occurred in about the same area at 11:33 a.m. Thursday.

The four tremors in two days made nine earthquakes in the North Escambia area in since March 6.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the North Escambia area sits on the Bahamas Seismic Zone (the BSZ). Several earthquakes have occurred along this zone in recent years, but most are too weak to be felt by residents. While not a likelihood, the USGS says another significant earthquake could happen in the area at any time.

The last recorded earthquake in Florida before this year was a 5.9 in the Gulf of Mexico felt across much of Florida in September 2006.

At 3:35 a.m. on October 24, 1997, a significant earthquake startled a large number of people in Escambia County, Ala., and Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida. The quake, which measured 4.9 on the Richter scale, was centered near the Little Rock community in Escambia County, Ala., and was felt as far away as Eglin AFB, and Gulfport, Miss. It was the strongest earthquake in the southeast in 30 years. No significant damage was reported. graphic.


9 Responses to “Another Earthquake Strikes Friday Night; Fourth In Two Days”

  1. Flomaton on April 14th, 2019 3:56 pm

    I live in flomaton and have not felt a single one.

  2. Kane on April 14th, 2019 11:18 am

    I can see the headlines now “Florida tired of all the Florida Jokes splits off from the rest of America”

  3. Molino resident on April 13th, 2019 10:22 pm

    I have lived in molino off 97 near seely for almost 6 years now and I have heard and felt several rumbles jokingly say heaven is bowling because it will have an echo shortly after as of a bowling ball lands and rolls and I can name about 7 times over the years and different times of the day but mainly at night I have even asked others at local restaurant and neighbors they hear them as well I live near cattle they become loud and active and have been told it’s tanzinite booms,sonic booms or clearing of land during the night I don’t think so but I know what I feel and hear not all of these rumbles are clearing or tanzinite they have hit so hard they set my adt alarms off from the windows to the sensors in the corners of my home that are used for motion maybe I’m wrong but just my expirence and feeling curious to know if anyone else has felt them also

  4. resident on April 13th, 2019 2:13 pm

    I don’t think they were properly monitoring for seismic activity in the past few years but have recently maintained the sensors. In the past I could see the water in the toilet move back and forth and the one time that sounded like dynamite going off was indicative of seismic activity. How is this affecting the drinking water and aquifer?

  5. Calla Ferguson on April 13th, 2019 1:07 pm

    Our house and windows just rattled @ 1:05pm on Saturday. odd

  6. Todd Williams on April 13th, 2019 12:56 pm

    All these tremors are results of local secret mech testing in our area. Eventually they will be used for war but for now secret testing

  7. Hawghead on April 13th, 2019 12:28 pm

    I think we just had another one in Jay. House just shook at 12:21pm its saturday.

  8. Concerned on April 13th, 2019 5:57 am

    Read your Bible. It plainly tells the reason for the earthquakes.

  9. James on April 13th, 2019 12:56 am

    Wow, a 1.8! Sounds like someone had a late night bounce house party.

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