Earthquake rattles people in Montgomery

The RSA Tower in Montgomery
The RSA Tower in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It was just after lunch when Raycom Media employee Jan Hartsell noticed her blinds started to shake. She works in the RSA Tower - Montgomery's tallest building. "Another co-worker said did you feel that?" she said.

Co-worker Tom Ensey didn't know what to think at first.

With coverage of the east coast quake all over the television, they quickly realized they had just experienced an earthquake. "We were kind of shocked we felt it this far south," said Ensey.

WSFA 12 News parent company, Raycom Media is headquartered in the RSA Tower and immediately began monitoring its stations across the Southeast from Savannah to Charleston to here at home.

Experts say earthquakes in the Eastern U.S. are felt over a much wider area than earthquakes in the Western U.S.

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