Clusterous Havoc! 3 Unusual Earthquakes Have Hit Alabama-Florida State Line Within Just A Week
March 15, 2019 14:50 By Fabiosa
There are specific regions on Earth where two blocks within the ground may suddenly slip past one another. The surface that gives rise to the phenomenon is called the fault plane. Turns out, Eastern American has a lot of them.
However, many of those faults are not believed to be active in any way. The most geologically famous one is the Bahama Fracture Zone. It extends across the corner of northwest Florida into southwest Alabama, leading to Mississippi. A seismologist, Robert Sanders, told Wear TV there is no specific trigger in these areas. Earthquakes can happen anywhere in a fracture zone at any time.
RARE 2.6 #Earthquake reported by USGS 11:45 am et near #Florida - Alabama state line, not near any known fault line. Jack Reed's Theory anyone?@DTRH_Popeye @KellyRippin @aHEM_again @Rojosgardening @DRUDGE_REPORT @turnbolt11 pic.twitter.com/6WrsJUDpc1— Christina Consolo ☢ aka RadChick (@RadChick4Cast) March 7, 2019
Three in a row - Is a swarm earthquake forming?
Unusually dramatic rumbles and earthquakes are being felt along the US Space Coast, stretching from Florida to Alabama. These natural occurrences have sparked a mystery of seismic proportions as 3 brief quakes have been felt within a single week. This high seismic activity doesn't sound like good news.
I spoke with a Seismologist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center to find out more information on the recent earthquakes. Find out more here: https://t.co/D3BeAI8Evs @weartv #earthquake pic.twitter.com/7Eywlxkvbp— Kaitlin Wright (@wxkaitlin) March 13, 2019
According to Express UK, the first tremor shook the locality with a 2.7 magnitude at 11:45 pm on March 6. The second strike was measured at a 3.1 magnitude at 1:36 pm on March 11, while the last one was of a 2.3 magnitude and happened on March 12 at 8:27 pm. As the pattern suggests, earthquakes are becoming more frequent while their intensity is unstable.
How are people dealing with it?
There is a panic raging on within the communities. People are scared if the earthquakes will return more strongly. They also discussed other factors to consider.
We have enough to deal with in this state: sinkholes, alligators, giant mosquitos, tourists (KIDDING!)...we don't need to add EARTHQUAKES to the list! https://t.co/0Xu3n9mlIn— Kiss 95.1 (@MyKiss951) March 14, 2019
Danny Tarrants...this is the THIRD earthquake in a week within a few miles from your house. What y’all doing down there causing this? https://t.co/1CFxMahKtX— Dana Fulbright (@danafulbright) March 13, 2019
Earthquakes in places earthquakes aren't supposed to be. Wonder what affect this will have on the limestone that's supposedly keeping Florida afloat or the sinkholes across the state. https://t.co/AHKHmbWMJz— Jessica N. Abraham (@jessicanabraham) March 14, 2019
This may be foretelling a clusters havoc. However, these quakes might just be aftershocks. In any case, stay safe and on your toes!