Shaken and Stirred: Mysterious Vibrations Rattle Homes, Residents

“Steady, staccato beat” rattled homes Thursday morning near Buford.

Several Gwinnett County reported their homes were shaking Thursday, but no one knew why, according to WXIA-TV.

Channel 11 reported  many people near Little Mill Road felt their houses shake Thursday morning, Feb. 17 —  described as “a steady, staccato beat” that rattled cabinets and nerves.

One homeowner said the shaking started around 3 a.m., another said vibrations were felt for six hours.

There are no reports of damage, but it unnerved residents who talked on camera about the incident.

The station reported no seismic activity or other phenomena occurred at the time, leaving people to wonder why it happened.

The TV station’s Facebook post on the subject drew a variety of serious and not-so-serious comments:

  • “Giant sinkhole”
  • “Fracking”
  • “Earth’s labor pains” before a large earthquake
  • “Devil’s coming down to Georgia”
  • “Stone Mountain is going to erupt”

One commenter from Austell said she felt something around the same time.

This is the second time this month that shaking was reported in Gwinnett, and at least the third time since November.

A 4.1-magnitude quake center near Augusta was felt for hundreds of miles, including Gwinnett, two weeks ago.

A quake centered in Kentucky on Nov. 11 was reportedly felt by Patch readers in Buford and Dacula, and by many others all over north Georgia.

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