Second earthquake confirmed

Published 4:33 pm Monday, March 11, 2019

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Local residents from the East Brewton, southern portion of Brewton, Pollard, Riverview, McCall, Flomaton, Keego, Dixonville and Jay areas are reporting what felt like an earthquake.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., locals started reporting the shaking.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that there was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake 5 kilometers, east northeast of Flomaton.

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This is the second earthquake in less than a week in the area.

A weak 2.6 magnitude earthquake was confirmed near Rose Marie Bishop Road and near Bray Mill Creek on the northwest side of Jay on March 6.

Brandy Danielle Evers reported feeling the shaking in Dixonville.

“It just shook stuff inside our home and the home itself for just about 15 to 20 seconds,” she said.

Lindsey Hanks said she heard a loud boom, and her house also shook for about five seconds. She lives on Jay Road.

Scott McDaniel reported feeling it in Alco around 1:37 p.m., and Antonio Woods reported feeling it at GP.

Kelly Castelin said she felt it in Riverview.

“Rumbling and furniture moving in my house, too,” she said.

Julia Alexander said she lives in the Pollard-McCall school area and her whole house shook.