“I thought something had exploded. It was a pretty violent shock”: See the moment this guitarist’s jam was interrupted by a 4.8-magnitude earthquake

Jared Demel
(Image credit: Jared Demel X)

We’ve all been interrupted from our guitar playing at inopportune moments because of a knock at the door or a ringing phone, but one guitarist recently experienced an interruption of a far greater magnitude. 

Last Friday (April 5), Jared Demel was filming himself practicing playing acoustic guitar when a 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook his home, prompting him to shout: “What the f**k was that?!” 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.