How did an earthquake in North Carolina shake up Georgia? We asked an expert

December 31, 1969 | ATLANTA

Seismologist and Georgia Tech professor Dr. Andy Newman said, here on the East Coast, since the earth’s crust is less damaged, these waves can travel very far. "Instead of seeing it over 20 to 30-mile distances like you do in California, here, you might see it more than 200, 300 miles away,” Newman said.