Unfortunately, this grand old sycamore needed to come down.
As you can see the base of the trunk was rotten and it was just a matter of time before a storm would take it down along with power lines and injury/death to anyone in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The main part of the tree fell along a line drawn from the camera to the white school house in the background. The time of impact was 11:22 EST or 16:22 UT.
It occurred to me just before the tree fell, that our seismograph should pick the impact up since it was only ~1/4 mile( 0.4 Km) away…..
Notice the blue spike(red arrow) goes all the way up past the 10:00-12:00 line.
Now look at all the other, spikes….
The earth may rest ….. (See between 4:00-12:00 UTC…That would be between 11 PM and 7AM local time)
BUT it never sleeps.
NOTE: The flat line from 20:00 to almost 23:00 was when all the local stations went off line for a few days…Not sure what the problem was during that “snooze” 😉