Rock Island, Ga.
— Residents of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been told to stay home Saturday night, following a magnitude-7.0 earthquake.
The earthquake struck at 9:25 p.m.
EST (1525 GMT) at a depth of 8 miles (13 kilometers) on Rock Island.
It was felt across the continental United States and in parts of the western United States.
The quake was centered about 8 miles northeast of Rock Island in the Rock Kingdom National Forest.
Rock Island, which has a population of about 11,000, has a strong earthquake history, with several strong quakes occurring since 2010.
A magnitude-8.0 quake in 2008 shook Rock Island and triggered a partial tsunami, which killed at least nine people in a nearby village.
Several people were killed and more than 200 were injured in a similar quake in 2009.
“The Rock Island region is extremely well prepared for a magnitude 7.0 event and will be closely monitoring local weather, tsunami, and other conditions in the area,” the National Weather Service said.
Rock Islanders are also well-prepared for natural disasters.
In May 2015, a magnitude 6.8 quake caused a landslide in the town of Piedmont, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Rock, and sent thousands of residents fleeing for their lives.
The Rock and Rolling Hall of Famer James Taylor died of a heart attack at the age of 59 after suffering a cardiac arrest, the Associated Press reported at the time.