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Three small earthquakes were recorded in Tennessee on Wednesday, the largest was a 3.0 magnitude

Posted: 11:59 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 15:23:41-04
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TENNESSEE — There were three small earthquakes recorded in Tennessee on Wednesday.

The largest of the three quakes was recored near the Kentucky-Tennessee line around 11:23 a.m. (10:23 a.m. local time) and was centered just southwest of Tazewell, Tennessee.

Earlier in the day, a 2.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded just south-southwest of Tiptonville. That quake registered at 1:24 a.m. eastern time.

The third earthquake was recorded almost 12 hours after the first one at 1:12 p.m. eastern time.

No damage was reported from either of the quakes.

According to the United States Geological Survey there have now been six earthquakes recorded in Tennessee this month, but the first one above 3.0 magnitude was today.

The others were:

July 7

  • 1.6 magnitude west of Louisville, Tennessee
  • 1.9 magnitude west of Louisville, Tennessee

July 6

  • 1.9 magnitude east southeast of Vonore Tennessee

Also of note, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded just a half of an hour earlier in Oregon. The earthquake was centered just west of Bandon, Oregon and was recorded at 10:59 a.m.

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