Monday, February 22, 2010

Weather Alert

Pitt County, North Carolina, 31 August, 1886:

EARTHQUAKE.— The first shock of an earthquake was felt about nine o'clock lst night, followed by two other shocks. No damage was done, but it frightened a great many people. For some time afterwards shocks were felt. Charleston, South Carolina was the center of the disturbance and much damage was done there.

Sources: Eastern Reflector, Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 8 September 1886 and The Connector, newsletter of Tar River Connections Genealogical Society, Fall 2000

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