Standing at the pull-off on a gravel road near an unmarked trail in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, geologist Rick Wooten tightens his black webbed utility belt — which holds a camera, a hammer and a Brunton compass. In the shade of his car’s open hatchback, he leans over a Panasonic Toughbook that’s displaying an […]
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.
Walking alongside the college campus on North Main Street in Davidson, N.C., following a little ridgeline that marks the border between the Catawba and the Yadkin/Pee Dee river basins, my mother would mark the clearest days by stopping at a high point near the college entrance. Then, pointing west with one hand, she would put […]