Screen shot from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute’s website shows seismic activity this morning (in red). The USGS confirmed a 2.9-magnitude earthquake near Marion.
Office workers in the Public Service Building on Wall St. reported feeling a marked shaking as an earthquake rippled through the area just before 2:00 Tuesday afternoon; other folks didn’t notice the temblor. UNC-Asheville geologist Bill Miller explains—and says area residents needn’t be surprised if another earthquake moves this mountain metropolis.
Photo by Jonathan Welch.
Red square means within the past hour.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit outside of Richmond, VA, at 1:51 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
We’ll be following the news at #avlquake on Twitter.
Asheville-based Mission Manna was in Haiti Oct. 16-23, 2010. Lorin Mallorie is currently in Haiti (today’s date: Nov. 18, 2010).
The Haiti earthquake in January killed about 200,000. It also left an estimated 1.2 million people homeless, and as the rainy season there approaches, their struggle to survive continues. An Asheville nurse wants to help and plans to launch a regional tarp and tent drive she’s calling Cover Haiti.
Asheville-based MissionMANNA, which has been helping Haiti for years, offers ways of helping Haiti.
Feel a rumbling this morning? That was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake, centered 27 miles southeast of Asheville.