Atlanta Journal-Constitution Article Around 5:00AM this morning, I felt a gentle vibration, which lasted about 10 to 15 seconds. It was startling because of the duration of the rumbling. "Why should I care?" you may ask: I'm in Georgia and in the 17 years I've lived here, I've never heard of any earthquakes. This is quite a rarity in my state. Thought some of you might find this interesting.