No, no… I’m not talking about unloading the dishwasher. I’m talking about tectonic plates.
Exactly one week ago on Tuesday afternoon, I was sitting at my computer minding my own business. Suddenly, I felt the building move a little. That’s strange.
A WHAT!?!? This is exactly why I don’t live in California and why I refuse to visit there. We don’t have earthquakes in North Carolina!
I spent the unsettling minute or so standing in a doorway with my other cautious co-workers pondering these thoughts.
It was felt by people all along the East Coast. People in 25 states felt the tremblor! That quake touched more states than I could ever dream of.
I like to live with the peace of mind that we don’t have earthquakes on this side of the U.S., but apparently that is not the case. I decided to do a little research to
scare inform myself.
Other times that North Carolinians have felt the earth move under their feet:
- The great earthquakes of 1811-1812 in New Madrid, Missouri were felt throughout NC.
- Between February and April 1874, there were at least 75 quakes in McDowell County.
- The most property damage in NC resulting from an earthquake was from the 1886 earthquake in Charleston, SC.
- There were earthquakes in Wilmington, NC in 1884 and 1958. And you guys thought hurricanes were the only threat. Yikes!
Where can I buy this t-shirt???