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Wednesday Morning Earthquake Felt In Transylvania - Brevard NC


Last updated 12/12/2018 at 3:31pm

Locals shaken awake Wednesday morning can fear not, it was just a little earthquake, hitting 4.4 on the Richter scale.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 4:14 a.m. A second, smaller quake, registering 3.3 on the Richter scale, hit about 15 minutes later.

The quakes’ epicenters were in Decatur, Tenn., a small town located roughly halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga.

The quakes were felt as far away as Transylvania County and Atlanta, Ga. According to Brevard College Professor of Geology Jim Reynolds, eastern Tennessee is a fairly active seismic zo...

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