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The Earth Shook, Loud Boom--Now Official PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:40

The earth shook—many of us felt it—but it took official sources several hours to post that the Boone area did indeed have a minor earthquake yesterday afternoon.  The rumble was heard just moments before 1:30pm, reporting USGS data that the trembler was a magnitude 2.5 quake, 3.2 miles out of Boone, about 2 1/2 miles northeast of Blowing Rock and originating some 6 miles underground, their timing putting the quake at 1:28pm. My watch said 1:29 when my house shook. Reports from all around the center of Boone said that the sound was like that of an explosion, but the earth moving was definitely a rolling of wave motion through the rocks, the very definition of an earthquake.


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