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Old 07-07-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) A small earthquake rocked part of East Tennessee early Sunday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirms the quake registered as 2.0 in magnitude. Its epicenter was recorded about six miles southeast of Philadelphia in a field along Loudon Road.

Magnitude 2.0 quake rocks Loudon County
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Wow....is this common or rare in that area? I know the town I grew up in had little "shiver" quakes all the time but no one ever felt them. It was know as the hills "making noise" to the point where the schools teams were called the "noises".
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:55 AM
 
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I wouldn't call a 2.0 quake "rocking". I don't think you would even feel it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:30 AM
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Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I've never felt an earthquake in four years although apparently there have been some.

There even have been a few in your area!
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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For those that would like to track earth quakes... Update your Google Earth and then have a plug-in for real time data on all earth quakes as they happen... direction ~ depth ~ magnitude.
Google "Earth Quake" and copy and paste the link into you updated version of Google Earth...
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I wouldn't call a 2.0 quake "rocking". I don't think you would even feel it.
More like a 'jiggle' or a 'twitch' or a 'tickle'.......lol
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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Or better yet......Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:47 PM
Status: "You've grown up really crazy! - Eisley" (set 20 days ago)
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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That's scary. It shows how much this world rocks and rolls.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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I know when I lived in Chattanooga, we would get small quakes every once and awhile. The New Madrid fault lies along west tennessee. Also, I believe that since their is a great deal of rock and what not (plates, etc) in the soil in the area, the "tremor" can be felt a good ways away from its origin (or something along those lines. . . .I'm trying to remember my Landforms and Processes class ).

Interesting link for anyone interested: Tennessee Earthquake Information

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