People turn to social media to document what they felt after earthquake

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

Social media sites were one of the first places many of you turned in the seconds and minutes after the 4.3 earthquake rattled Eastern Kentucky.

The Facebook posts, tweets and e-mails poured in all day Saturday telling us what you felt, saw and heard.

One person in Auxier wrote on our WYMT Facebook page, "I was on a step ladder painting and my husband was in the living room. The stove shook and we thought maybe a train was going by on the tracks too fast, but then again we don't live by the tracks."

Another person in London wrote, "The shake was strong enough to rattle things including a set of hospital bed springs leaning against the wall."

Someone else wrote, "I live on the 8th floor of the high-rise in Paintsville and I thought for sure we were going DOWN. The whole building swayed and rocked."

Posts came rolling in from the Twitter-sphere as well. One person in Cutshin wrote, "My German Shepherd started whining then I heard a boom, and my house started shaking pretty violently."

Another person in Hazard added, "I thought someone had drove into our trailer. Neighbors said some of their stuff fell off shelves."

Posts about the rumbling didn’t only come from the Eastern Kentucky region. Folks in north central Kentucky told us what they experienced, writing, "Only felt it for a split second in Louisville, but was definitely enough to rattle the nerves a bit."

Turning to social media during breaking news is a new way to document events that go down in history.


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