The Associated Press contributed to this report. It also advised holidaymakers to arrange a visa, a Permanent Resident Card, or the Visa Waiver Programme prior to boarding their flight. East Tennessee Seismic Zone The East Tennessee Seismic Zone, which extends across Tennessee and northwest Georgia into northeast Alabama, is one of the most active earthquake areas in the Southeast. Geological Survey recorded two earthquakes in Tennessee early Wednesday. No initial damage was reported. There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries.
The first wave hit around 3:14 a. This story is will be updated as more information becomes available. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Confused residents in the region took to social media, including Twitter, to confirm the earthquake. It is the latest in a series of earthquakes in East Tennessee, with a high of six recorded in the same area in August. East Tennessee on seismic zone The area sits on a seismic zone and sees more seismic activity than most of the Eastern United States, though earthquakes have been minor in the past, reports show. According to the National Weather Service office in Morristown, the largest earthquake on record in East Tennessee was a magnitude 4.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. The next day, two minor earthquakes were recorded in Blaine and in Oak Ridge, just south of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park. The second aftershock was 30 minutes or so after the first, with a 1. Reach reporter Mariah Timms at mtimms tennessean. While it is not know to have had a large earthquake, a few earthquakes have caused slight damage. No Tsunami warning was issued. Join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter and find more about temblor, tremor or quakes that have occurred in Tennessee quakes.
About 13 minutes later, the second wave moved through. Piedmont is a city of roughly 10,000 people next to Oakland. Experts say the earthquake activity is not concerning, and that residents should expect small earthquakes in East Tennessee. Looking through the hundreds of Tennessee earthquakes reported over the last century, these are the five events that registered at 4. Find articles, news, videos, pictures, links and facts about Tennessee.
It's the strongest earthquake to strike Tennessee in 45 years. Earthquake news and analysis on current events, Plate Tectonics, Seismometers, quake prediction, environment, Tsunamis, Seismologists, Prediction, live now, videos, information, pictures and much more. The zone extends across Tennessee and northwestern Georgia into northeastern Alabama. The strongest was a 4. About 13 minutes later, a 3. Earthquakes with a magnitude between 2.
There didn't appear to be any immediate reports of injuries. In 2014, the United States Geological Survey increased the earthquake hazard potential of the area, rating parts of East Tennessee at the second-highest level of risk on a scale from 1 to 7 — including much of Blount, Knox, Loudon and Monroe counties. Contributing: Kelli Krebs, The Tennessean Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: brettmolina23. It was felt as far as Atlanta. Technically speaking, this is once of the most active seismic zones in the eastern part of the Unites States.
What was the earthquake in Alcoa, Tennessee? Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today. Geological Survey reports the 4. Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today. Geological Survey A magnitude 4. Viewers told News 2 the stronger quake was felt across Middle Tennessee with many reporting their dogs barked to wake them up. A previously recorded earthquake of 4.
The rumble could reportedly be felt in Atlanta. The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a. The hashtag earthquake is among the top trending searches on Twitter as of Wednesday morning. An aftershock was felt about 13 minutes later with a magnitude of 3. The strongest on earthquake on record was a 4. Information and facts about all earthquakes today.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available. Statistics on the quake said it hit 7 miles northeast of Decatur. No major damage has been reported from the quakes. The last time a magnitude 3. The zone extends across parts of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
It struck around 4am close to Maryville. The earthquake happened around 4:15 a. According to the Associated Press, a 3. All information you need to know about Tennessee. Local media stations reported that the Tennessee earthquake had largely been centered around Meigs County. The Associated Press contributed to this report. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake happened about 4 a.