We had an earthquake this morning! It woke me up at 5:01am. It sounded like a football team running across the roof of the house. The lamp shade on my bedside lamp vibrated for 3-4 minutes.

News summary:

A moderate earthquake has shaken the southeastern United States, which is a rare occurrence for that region.

Officials at the National Earthquake Information Center say the quake measured 4.9 on the Richter scale. It was centered near the border between Alabama and Georgia.

Media reports indicate the quake was felt as far away as North Carolina and Kentucky. There were no reports of significant damage or injuries.