Well water levels changed in Florida after major quake in Gulf of Alaska

Well water levels changed in Florida after major quake in Gulf of Alaska
U.S. Geological Survey display tracks major quake in Gulf of Alaska, 23 Jan 2018. (Image: screen grab of NBC 2 Anchorage video)

[Ed. – What’s unusual seems to be the distance at which this effect occurred: 3,800 miles.  It’s The Weather Channel reporting, but they’re quoting USGS.  We reported the Alaska quake here.]

Tuesday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska sent vibrations through the earth that caused water to rise and fall in wells in Florida, thousands of miles away.

Sensors near Fort Lauderdale and Madison, near the Georgia border, showed a minor change in water levels after the earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

A water level rise from 41.59 feet to 41.77 feet was recorded at the well near Madison before it returned to normal. At the well near Fort Lauderdale, the water level fell from 1.42 feet to 1.31 feet.

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