UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

5.9 earthquake in Va. felt at UNCG

An earthquake centered near Mineral, Virginia, Aug. 23, before 2 p.m. was felt by many on the UNCG campus. In the hour afterward, no damage was reported. CW asked how the Cone Building of the Weatherspoon Art Museum fared. Some employees in that building, but not all, felt it. “Our security desk in the atrium had things moving on the desk,” said Loring Mortensen (Weatherspoon), whose office is on the second floor. “At first it sounded like someone running across the roof, then it made the end of the building kind of shudder a bit.” But no damage was reported. At Jackson Library, Barry Miller (University Libraries) said it was felt slightly. Some noticed the floor shaking and water in glasses moving. But he had no report of damage.