The Great Appalachian Earthquake of 1897


Think you’re safe from earthquakes in Appalachia?  Think again.

On May 31, 1897, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Virginia (and the second largest in the southeastern United States) struck in Giles County, causing severe damage in several Appalachian states.  Today Rod and Steve tell the story of the great Appalachia earthquake.

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