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:
We're hearing reports of damage to the water tower on Washington Road. Please avoid the area. Photo's from a viewer. pic.twitter.com/aQ9EXqEGHO— WRDW-TV News 12 (@WRDW) February 15, 2014
National Hills water tower leak was "scheduled release," not due to earthquake. #JustACrazyCoincidence— Meredith Anderson (@MeredithWRDW) February 15, 2014
Assuming that no Biblical plagues strike eastern Georgia over the next two months, The Masters will begin in 54 days.