Three Earthquakes Rattle The Area On Thursday

April 12, 2019

Three earthquakes struck Thursday in the North Escambia area, making eight earthquakes in the area in just over a month.

The US Geological Survey says 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. 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. received multiple reports of shaking from the Flomaton, Pollard and Century areas.

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. graphic, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Three Earthquakes Rattle The Area On Thursday”

  1. David Huie Green on April 13th, 2019 3:46 pm

    “I suggest u man up and walk around naked and be a good example of the causes you support.”

    Please be careful about suggestions lest someone take you up on them.

    David for better sights

  2. Buster on April 13th, 2019 2:27 pm

    I thought the red dots were an indication of where earthquakes were. Not one was in Century, so what’s the comments on Century about?

  3. David Huie Green on April 13th, 2019 9:33 am


    And the very last of that article says:

    “The short answer is we don’t know,” Rubinstein said. “Certainly there isn’t historically a lot of seismicity in the area, but there is a history of seismicity.

    “This is common throughout the country. Even even in areas where you don’t expect earthquakes, there are earthquakes from time to time. So, it is possible that these earthquakes are natural.”

    At most, slight stresses were relieved and when finished, future quakes become less likely. The article also mentions historical quakes in the area long before any drilling occurred but doubts they actually did, suggesting the reporters might have confused a hurricane with an earthquake (?????).

    One writer here claimed to know if fracking operations around here but I still don’t believe it without just some vague claim of somewhere, sometime, especially since fracking is fairly new and only used in shale formations.

    David for fearless living

  4. AD on April 12th, 2019 10:55 pm
  5. Bigblock345 on April 12th, 2019 4:46 pm

    Preach on Barnabus. Pinkey up in the air, while they’re drinking their high tea.

  6. Bernie D Silcox on April 12th, 2019 2:44 pm

    You know when you were young a aunt or uncle or your mama would shake you to get your attention . Well maybe our Creator is trying to tell us something ?

  7. 429SCJ Smith on April 12th, 2019 11:48 am

    I guess when the earth swallows Century, we can all stop banging our heads, attempting to find a solution to the unfathomable.

    I guess their journey down should be not too difficult as they have been bound there for quite some time; in a bucket.

  8. Dubb on April 12th, 2019 6:47 am

    Thanks John , so now we know .

  9. Sedition on April 12th, 2019 6:20 am

    AARRGG! Global Warming!

    *Sarcasm off*

  10. Barnabus on April 12th, 2019 6:06 am

    Steven, really?
    Virtually everything you use daily is made from oils. Your coffee pot for example. A big portion of your house and car. And you sound like the type that places supreme importance on video games , cell phones, tv’s, audio equipment and a the playthings associated with your desires. Your little backpack you wear is produced by energy from oils. Get the idea yet Stevey? While you call people names and sit in Starbucks surrounded by oil products which you greedily suck up you scream how horrible the rednecks are for even daring to drill. I can only imagine how gleefully your man bun wearing little pasty friends support you in their self righteousness. So I suggest u man up and walk around naked and be a good example of the causes you support. If you won’t do that then shut up and let adults continue civilization.

  11. John on April 12th, 2019 5:37 am

    I have a question, does anyone here know where or how 98% of us get our drinking water? It is by wells that have been drilled into the Florida aqunder whereby we get much of it, yes it has been drilled, yes we are pumping water out of the ground here, probably more so than oil.

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