People across Georgia and Tennessee were woken up by a unusually strong earthquake early Wednesday morning.
Georgia occasionally feels weak earthquakes, but the one that hit this morning was much stronger.
As soon as the quake hit, Channel 2's phones started ringing off the hook and our social media pages lit up.
Here are some of the reaction from Twitter:
Man we just had a freaking earthquake!!!!!! Hurricanes ok ‼️tornadoes fine ‼️but the ground shaking??? Nope not here for this!! Did you feel that ???— Ryan Cameron (@ryancameron) December 12, 2018
Yes! Felt it at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga. we’re on the 4th floor and our beds moved.— Bella Gattino (@BellaGattino) December 12, 2018
Whoa!! I haven’t felt something like that since my California days! Definitely felt like an earthquake. Turn on ch 2 action news!— Fred Blankenship (@FBlankenshipWSB) December 12, 2018
I'm from San Diego and know what earthquakes feel like. I swear at like 4:15 this morning I felt the same thing in Georgia. Unless I'm losing my mind.— Bert Weiss (@BertShowBert) December 12, 2018
An earthquake in Atlanta? Never in my 21-years have I experienced a thing like that in Atlanta until today! Super weird. I thought it was over y’all! God was calling us back home when we least expected it. 😂😂😂— Mary-Pat C. Hector (@MaryPatHector) December 12, 2018
Just felt an #earthquake in Atlanta! Felt a few in LA but this is a first!— Susan Hendricks (@SusanHendricks) December 12, 2018
Exactly...like, when the hell did GA start getting earthquakes? Wonder when our last recorded one was. https://t.co/P4S7i6rdBR
— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) December 12, 2018
99.9% sure we just had an earthquake in Atlanta!— Aaron Blair (@Blair_Force1) December 12, 2018
Either Santa just landed on the roof in a helicopter, or I woke up to an earthquake in Atlanta.— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) December 12, 2018
So, that was the first earthquake I’ve ever felt... and in all places, Tennessee? Felt like a 7 or 8, what do you guys think?— Justin Morhardt (@justinmoe1) December 12, 2018
We just had an earthquake here in ATL or I'm trippin. Our house just legit shook.— Justin Chandler (@KOSDFF) December 12, 2018
Up feeding the baby and just felt an earthquake. In East Tennessee?!— Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) December 12, 2018
Earthquakes in Georgia. Yikes!— Jamal Anderson (@jamthedirtybird) December 12, 2018
Earthquake in Atlanta. Folks are really still celebrating that @ATLUTD championship aren’t they?— JoBen Rivera (@jobenarmando) December 12, 2018
I literally got our home insurance set up yesterday and he talked me out of needing earthquake coverage 🤔— Tim (@TheBoatMAN95) December 12, 2018
Earthquake in Atlanta? It’s only Wednesday guys— LO (@1Lovee_GiAna) December 12, 2018
I learned today that at 4 in the morning a 4.5-year old shaking your bed and a 4.4 earthquake are virtually indistinguishable.— danielrochberg (@danielrochberg) December 12, 2018
I lived in the Midwest for 36 yrs and never once experienced an earthquake...— Justin Breckan (@justinbreckan) December 12, 2018
I have lived in Georgia for 4 months and now I experience one?!?
Ok Atlanta, if we're going to have earthquakes, have a summer that lasts half the year, and horrible, horrible traffic, you need to somehow get us some gorgeous oceanfront beaches to compensate.— Will 'insert topical pun here' Mosher (@WilliamMosher) December 12, 2018
Me sleeping through that earthquake pic.twitter.com/yKKFOJvtim— Catie Leary (@catieleary) December 12, 2018
This further proves that I can sleep through anything. Slept through an entire earthquake lol pic.twitter.com/kQkffCtcw4— Sïenna Brown. (@ItsJewsie) December 12, 2018
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