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Tri-County Reacts to the 2.7 Magnitude Earthquake

It was as if nothing happened.

"I didn't hear, feel or see anything about it," says Francis Lavelle, a student in Milledgeville. 

The ground briefly shook around 10 p.m. but most of the people that 13WMAZ's Judy Le talked to in Milledgeville, Sandersville, and Sparta had no idea.

"I didn't even know it happened until I saw the news this morning," says Courtney Timmerman a college student in Milledgeville. 

"I didn't feel any tremors, the only thing that we had was a little rainstorm yesterday," says Gwendolyn Edwards who works in Sparta. 

Russel Riner, the Washington County EMA, says people could feel a tremble around Linton Road on the Washington-Hancock County Line.

The few people who felt the little quake refused to talk on camera, except for Bobby Bacon.

"The ground was shaking and my porch was trembling a little bit," he says.

One thing is for sure, the news of the rumble took everyone by surprise.

"It shook me up. I didn't know what that was. The cat went running everywhere. i didn't know what happened," says Bacon.

"Shocked. I was shocked. That it was rumor or if people actually felt an earthquake here," says Edwards.

Lavelle says he didn't expect it. "I mean it's not California."


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