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Old 12-17-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Strawberry Plains, TN
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Default Earth Tremor ????

Did anyone else feel that tremor about 5 mins ago 7.10pm .My whole house shook. I used to live in Spain and we were used to having them but I have never felt them here. I'm off to the internet to see if I can find anything about it.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Strawberry Plains, TN
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Wow I'm not going crazy it was an earthquake !!! Magnitude 2.9 - EASTERN TENNESSEE (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2008asca.php#details - broken link)
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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ah that's nuthin, couple months back we had a 5 pointer in southern illinois and I felt it all the way up in Chicago! it was crazy! I thought I was losing my MIND! :P
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Farmland side of the mountain
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Wow I'm not going crazy it was an earthquake !!! Magnitude 2.9 - EASTERN TENNESSEE (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2008asca.php#details - broken link)
Hope all is well L/E. Take care.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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I felt it too, here in Jefferson City/New Market. I was upstairs (third floor) wrapping presents in the bedroom and felt the house shake. It was a roaring boom sorta sound. I didn't hear any sirens so my thoughts of a sinkhole swallowing a farm was not accurate......
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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It happened at 7:05 p.m., so of course I was sleeping.


Magnitude 2.9 earthquake reported near Knoxville : State and Regional News : Knoxville News Sentinel
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I was sleeping because I am pulling a double at work, so I had a few hours in between...interesting though!
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Default Earthquake Rocks Knoxville

Did you all feel the earthquake last night? I didn't here in Kingsport, but our power did get interrupted for about half a second. Ofcourse, we didn't know it was due to an earthquake till this morning when it was mentioned on the radio. I found an article about it at WVLT - Home Knoxville, Tennessee - Breaking News, News, Weather, Sports and Traffic from VolunteerTV.com.. Here is what the article says:

"Knoxville (WVLT) - Many of you may have felt the ground below you move Wednesday night.

Around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, what's being called now a micro-quake rumbled under East Tennessee.

We spoke with a geologist from the United States Geological Survey who says the center of the quake is believed to be 6 miles north of Rockford and just 4 miles south, southwest of Knoxville.

We've also had reports of its movement being felt across west Knoxville, Grainger County and folks in Blount County as well.

We're also finding out the quake is bigger than first thought.

"It has been reviewed by a seismologist as they got more information, both the location and the magnitude predicted it as a 2.2, more information became available and showed it as a 2.6," said Rafael Abreu from the USGS said.

"The last earthquake we had was more of a rumbling sound of a train coming through, but this wasn't the rumbling sound, it was like an underground explosion and then a shake!" Maryville resident Darlene Patterson said.

The geologist says the reason for so many folks feeling the rumble is due to the quakes shallow depth, which was only 15 kilometers below the earths surface."



I'm new to TN and the idea of an earthquake happening around this area seems so weird to me. Does anyone know how often this area of TN gets affected by earthquakes? Does anyone know where some of the fault lines are?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Gray, TN
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In my 20+ years in the Tri Cities, I have never felt one, although at least two small ones have been reported in the general area.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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I thought that was just me.

"Excuse me."
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