Small Earthquakes shake Southeast
December 12, 2018
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Small Earthquakes shake Southeast

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Two small earthquakes shook the Southeastern part of the country on Wednesday morning.

Data from the United States Geological Survey stated that the first earthquake was a magnitude 4.4 and occurred at 3:14am. The second was a magnitude 3.3 at 3:27am. Both quakes were centered in Decatur, Tenn., which sits around 50 miles north of Chattanooga.

According to the USGS, there were reports of feeling the earthquake across Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia.

The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency said that there were several reports of ground shaking on Wednesday morning that this was the likely cause.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is conducting inspections to check for damage, but no issues have been found. No injuries had been reported at the time of press.

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