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Third Earthquake Since Tuesday Hits East Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Residents of Blount County in East Tennessee have experienced their third earthquake in less than 48 hours.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake at 10:14 p.m. EDT Wednesday, measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale. Over 400 people reported feeling the quake on their website, usgs.gov.

WVLT in Knoxville reported several emails and calls from residents who described it as a “big jolt” that shook their houses.

The earthquake was centered about two miles west-southwest of Maryville with a depth of 1.1 miles.

Officials with the Blount County emergency dispatch center told WVLT the quake prompted several calls, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.

The earthquake was the third to strike the area since Tuesday morning, when a 3.3 magnitude earthquake woke some East Tennessee residents. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a small 1.6 earthquake just five minutes later.

The epicenters were all within a half mile of each other.

Read the article here.

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April 26, 2010 - Posted by | Earthquake, Tennessee, Weather | , ,

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