Earthquake near Jacksonville

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31 Oct 1900

 Residents of Jacksonville experienced termers from a small magnitude earthquake on this date. At 11:15 a.m. residents reported seismic activity that lasted no more than 10 seconds and caused little damage to city buildings. Although earthquakes are rare in Florida, a few quakes have caused damage including a January 1879 shock that occurred near St. Augustine causing damage to a number of old Spanish buildings, and the August 1886 earthquake near Charleston, South Carolina which was strong enough to ring church bells in St. Augustine and Jacksonville.   


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