Tennessee Rocked By Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake

Felt as far away as Atlanta…

Residents in Tennessee and Northern Georgia were jolted out of bed early this morning by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake. The Tennessee earthquake struck around 4:14 AM Wednesday morning, with a 3.3 magnitude aftershock felt about 13 minutes later. The epicenter of the quake was in Decatur, TN, which is about 150 miles from Nashville.

The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN, reported that this morning’s quake was the second-strongest ever recorded in Tennessee’s history. The strongest earthquake was a 4.7 magnitude quake that was recorded back in 1973.

Several Tennessee residents expressed their shock at being awoken by the earthquake on Twitter:

Minor shaking has been reported at area homes and businesses, but thankfully no major damage. Residents who were awake when the quake struck did report that their pets were acting strangely just before the shaking started.

At least one Twitter user offered a theory as to what caused this morning’s earthquake:

I prefer to think of it as the Earth itself jumping for joy.


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