The strong earthquake occurred just before 11:00 am local time. Nearly two thousand people have reported feeling shockwaves in parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
The US Geological Survey,or USGS, reports very little seismic activity in Florida historically. There are six documented earthquakes including one felt on Captiva Island along the Gulf of Mexico in 1948 and two strong earthquakes in Cuba in 1880 that were felt in Key West.
Today’s earthquake in the Gulf did not trigger a tsunami. The U.S.G.S. reports historically, only one known tsunami has been recorded on the Atlantic Coast - generated by an earthquake off Newfoundland in 1929.
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Sunday, 10 September 2006 01:00
Earthquake in the Gulf of MexicoWritten by WGCU Newsroom