Skip to main content

Augusta area struck by 4.1 magnitude earthquake

Getty Images
Jordan Spieth of the United States walks up the fairway with caddie Michael Greller on the first hole during the first round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 16, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)  - 

Mother Nature apparently has it out for the residents of Augusta, Ga.

Just days after a serious ice storm moved through the region, leaving a trail of debris that passed through famed Augusta National Golf Club, the Augusta area served as the epicenter of a 4.1 magnitude earthquake late Friday night.

While the brunt of the shaking was centered near Augusta at 10:23 p.m. ET Friday, the earthquake was reportedly felt as far as west as Atlanta and as far north as Charlotte. Though the quake was certainly a rarity for the area, reports from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency indicate that it produced no significant structural damage.

Shortly after the quake it appeared that a water tower near Augusta National was leaking as a result of the geological activity, but officials later explained that the outpouring of water was previously planned:





Assuming that no Biblical plagues strike eastern Georgia over the next two months, The Masters will begin in 54 days.