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Earthquake Felt in Atlanta Area

Tellus Center in Cartersville reports feeling Virginia-based quake.

The earthquake Tuesday that forced evacuation of the White House and the Pentagon was felt in the Atlanta area.

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville issued a statement saying that the Magnitude 5.9 earthquake was felt in Bartow County.

"The earthquake was recorded on the Tellus Seismograph and I have attached a copy of the seismogram.  The earthquake occurred at precisely 1:51 PM and the seismic waves arrived at Tellus in just under two minutes," read the statement from Julian C. Gray, museum curator.

There have been other reports of people feeling the quake in the Atlanta area.

This is from a report posted on Loganville Patch: Robert Bliss reports feeling tremor at his home off Rabbit Farm Road in Loganville.

"I was finishing lunch at approximately 1:50 p.m. while in my chair watching TV when I felt an odd sensation as if my chair was moving back and forth. It lasted no more than 5 seconds. I thought it was a weird sensation as I looked around the room to see if anything else was moving. Not seeing any disturbance, I chalked it up to my vivid imagination. Fifteen minutes later, my wife asked me if I saw the report on TV about an earthquake in the NE Corridor," Bliss said.

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