Well an earthquake before 10 a.m. makes for an interesting morning

I got to my office early this morning and was sitting down turning on my computer to get it going after I had got the coffee pot going. One of my agents was also in the office and she came down the hall and was talking to me so I turned to look at her and we had a thunderous noise and a few seconds of shaking. It was the kind of shaking that leaves damage behind and nothing fell off the walls, but it did rattle. The red dot near the intersection is my office, the orange dot about center up and down and 1/3 from the left was the center. You can see it was also only about three miles from the bridges at Plant Branch on 441 as well. It was felt in several surrounding counties and reported.

Within a few seconds our local community groups on Facebook lit up with "did you hear that?", "did you feel that?" and "what the heck was that?".  The common thread had the answer withing a few comments. Us locals know that they happen here now and again. Never bad. Today's was a 2.6.

Did you know that you can and should report when you think you might have felt an earthquake?  They have a site "DID YOU FEEL IT?"

You can also fairly quickly find information on earthquakes after they occur in the United States on line here

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Comment balloon 19 commentsTammy Lankford, • November 16 2015 07:38AM


I'm glad you are safe:)


2.6  baby quakes are happening in here quite often. 


Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) about 5 years ago

That does sound like an exciting morning Tammy Lankford . The earth moved for me this afternoon for me with a nice closing and commission check.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 5 years ago

There were several earthquakes near here a couple of months ago. The tremors were in Madison, MS, which is only 20 minutes away. 

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) about 5 years ago

I hope all is well Tammy. I am hoping that Mother Nature give you a break.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 5 years ago

Wouldn't expect one in your area.  We get on the media all the time for reporting 3.x quakes.  If it isn't at LEAST a 4.0, we don't want to hear about it.  We're so used to them here, I've slept through some 5.Xs and we can accurately judge the intensity.  The best was I had just about to lay down to sleep when camping and a 4.6 rolled on through.  Jumped a little, but was fun.


We use the fallen patio chair image a lot out here to make fun of our earthquakes too (and news media for sensationalizing them).

Posted by Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties (https://HugginsHomes.com) about 5 years ago

Hello Tammy,

Nothing like a little rocking and rolling with your morning coffee!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 5 years ago

Hi Tammy Lankford I guess you can say you're a "mover and shaker" in the real estate industry, lol!  Seriously though, glad you're ok! 

Posted by Christine Gerbehy, Making waves, one home at a time... (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield) about 5 years ago

You "rock" but you don’t have to do it literally. Glad all are safe. Hope the rest of the week is calm.

Posted by David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation, Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential (Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC ) about 5 years ago

That'll SHAKE  you up Tammy Lankford 

Posted by DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia (Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent) about 5 years ago

Yes, they are definitely unnerving.  I wasn't aware of that site, so thanks.  Easy name to remember.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 5 years ago

Thank you for the name of the site. I was not aware of it.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 5 years ago

I've only experience a quake once.....I thought a truck ran into the apartment building I was living in at the time.  I was ironing and the ironing board bounced across the room while things on the wall shook.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

Good morning Tammy. I never heard about the site before. Glad you are OK and no damage was done.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 5 years ago

It's rare that they occur here in the Chicagoland area, Tammy Lankford ... but it has happened.  Didn't know about the report site .. so thanks for the info ..

Glad you're safe and all is well,


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 5 years ago

Hi Tammy Lankford , I have onl been in an earthquake that I felt.  that was in 1981 in California.  Not a Fan!

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 5 years ago

Darn those Frackers...any natural gas companies near you? Know this feeling so well, as a San Franciaco native. It shakes is up alright. Great tips on teporting "quakes" thanks!

Posted by Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY (Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon) about 5 years ago

We live in a military area and we feel booms and vibrations quite often. On top of that they are taking down bridges on the Interstate and doing a massive road widening project a couple of miles from my home. I can't distinguish between what is man induced and a real earthquake. But I have felt an earthquake several years ago and saw my dishes shake and pictures on the wall go crooked.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) about 5 years ago

I was about 10 years old, visited my aunt on the Black Sea in summer, and there was a quake. Not a strong one, 3 points, but it was weird as the chandellier was "dancing" and the glasses rattled...

I did not know that you, guys, are getting this stuff...

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 5 years ago

Good morning Tammy. That would have gotten my attention for sure. Haven't been exposed to a quake, which works just fine for me.

Glad you are all good.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 5 years ago