With aftershocks subsiding, the focus in Nepal is on rescue and recovery after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Here at home, one UNCW student from Nepal is getting some good news.
Federal officials say two minor earthquakes this weekend have shaken areas in the North Carolina mountains and east Tennessee.
A small earthquake has shaken houses and rattled some residents in the Summerville area. The US Geological Survey initially reported the tremor at 2.4 on the Richter scale, then eventually upgraded it to 3.0.
The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 4.1 magnitude earthquake happened 7 miles northwest of Edgefield Friday night around 10:23 p.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 3.0 magnitude quake with an epicenter in Sevier County hit at about 6 a.m. Saturday.
A state review of North Carolina government buildings following the East Coast earthquake has found only a few minor problems that may be attributed to the tremors.
Waterspouts. A funnel cloud. A hurricane this weekend. Now an earthquake. Yes, if you felt the ground shake around 2 p.m., that was indeed a 5.8 earthquake centered north of Richmond, VA.
While the devastation in New Zealand seems so far from home for most of us, one UNC Wilmington student is in the center of it. WWAY's Asha Davé spoke with her via skype this afternoon, and while they were talking, a tremor shook her room.
A UNCW spokesperson tells us the university has six students studying abroad in New Zealand. Five are on the north island in locations that are safe from any damage caused by Monday's earthquake. One student, though, is studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where the earthquake hit.
A group of UNCW students are currently studying in Chile. According to the university, they're all okay and accounted for.