Tennessee earthquakes list

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The list below shows the Tennessee earthquakes and the earthquakes close to Tennessee.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Tennessee time = UTC – 5

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Manchester, Tennessee Jun 01 18:45 2.6 0 MAP
EMSC Tennessee May 28 00:38 2.9 10 MAP
USGS Ridgely, Tennessee May 28 00:38 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Madisonville, Tennessee May 20 20:22 2.5 10 MAP
USGS Loudon, Tennessee May 16 10:12 2.6 20 MAP
USGS Williamsburg, Kentucky May 11 04:06 2.7 25 MAP
USGS Coalfield, Tennessee May 10 22:04 2.5 12 MAP
USGS Farragut, Tennessee May 08 17:31 2.6 12 MAP
USGS Dyersburg, Tennessee Apr 24 10:56 3.7 14 MAP
EMSC Tennessee Apr 24 10:56 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Southaven - Weak shaking
  • Collierville TN - Was asleep, was woken up by a loud noise a small jolt.
  • Dyersburg - Moderate shaking
  • MC KENZIE - No damage, lasted approximately 30 seconds.
  • KINGSTON - Only lasted a few seconds. The house was still and quiet and I was sitting on the couch when I felt a shimmy and my dogs barked.
  • USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Apr 23 01:09 3.1 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Apr 16 11:23 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Apr 16 11:09 2.5 8 MAP
    USGS Dyersburg, Tennessee Apr 04 00:08 2.6 11 MAP
    USGS Steele, Missouri Mar 26 20:07 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sylva, North Carolina Mar 26 16:30 2.6 0 MAP
    USGS Steele, Missouri Mar 12 02:45 2.7 7 MAP
    USGS Maynardville, Tennessee Mar 05 20:56 3.4 17 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Mar 05 20:56 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Strawberry Plains, TN - Light shaking
  • Strawberry plains - Light shaking
  • Jellico - About 5-6 seconds, Computer moniter shook slightly. I felt and heard the rumble and my desk vibrated.
  • Sharps Chapel - lasted maybe 5 seconds
  • Sharps Chapel - 45 seconds maybe
  • Knoxville, Tn. - 3:56 PM EST. No damage
  • New Market - Shaking of house and windows.
  • Knoxville, tn - Sounded like a truck drove by, shook house a little but no damage.
  • Tazewell, TN - no damage just lots of vibrations.
  • West Knoxville TN - It was a rubbling felt like a train going by shaking g the house only there's no tracks close to where I was at.
  • Knoxville - Shook for about 2 seconds but could hear and feel the shaking of the large window I was sitting beside.
  • Talbott - Viberating, shaking things in home, moved pictures.
  • Rutledge - Felt the house shake for about 3-4 seconds.
  • Talbott, TN - Viberating, shaking things in home, moved pictures.
  • CORRYTON - Very weak shaking
  • Knoxville - Approximately 30 seconds of shaking, felt like a train
  • Kodak, TN - Came across more like a boom. We thought a nearby explosion had occurred.
  • Strawberry Plains Tn - Shaking was mild and lasted less than 5 mins.
  • Strawberry Plains - . Light shaking & rumbling noise. House popped at the end of noise. Lasted 10-12 seconds
  • Knoxville - It was very quick, and felt like the house "settled," or like a vehicle hit the far end. It would have been scary if it hadn't been so quick. Nothing was damaged.
  • Powell - Two people in the house felt the shaking. We both questioned if a tree had struck the home. The shaking lasted for only 2 strong seconds. No visible damage has been seen on the structure.
  • Asheville - Very slight shaking, china in china cabinet rattled. Occurred about 3:56 pm EST and lasted approximately 20 seconds.
  • Mascot - The shaking last between 2 and 3 seconds. No property damage.
  • Rutledge - Just started shaking and I thought my kids did something crazy. Just lasted a few seconds. No damage.
  • Morristown - Maybe 2 seconds
  • Knoxville - Faint, but definite vibrations...lasted 6-10 seconds
  • Corryton, TN - It lasted approx 15 sec...it sounded like a plane hit our house. It jolted my 83 year old.mother off a bay window bench..we ran outside to see what hit our house..it was very scary
  • Elgin - It was almost closing time (4pm) where I work. I was getting the deposit ready when I felt and heard the shaking. I'm use to trains and semis going by but there were none at that time and the shaking and sound was very different. It only lasted for maybe 3 to 5 seconds. The small building I work in isn't very sturdy so the whole thing was shaking. No damage was done though.
  • Rutledge - No property damaged.
  • Red Boiling Springs - few seconds
  • Chuckey - I felt the shaking in my house,dishes rattled, it was early afternoon,it lasted maybe 30 seconds, it stopped then started a second time. I don't believe I have any damage to my home or property. This was the first time I have ever felt a shaking in my home.
  • Maryville - Big boom like something fell on the roof. Only lasted a few seconds, but shook the whole house
  • Murfreesboro - Felt mild shaking around 11:00Pm Cst. Shaking lasted less than 1 minute I think. No damage, just woke me up.
  • USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Mar 02 02:12 2.6 8 MAP
    USGS Rutledge, Tennessee Feb 04 23:01 2.5 10 MAP
    USGS Rutledge, Tennessee Feb 04 23:01 2.5 11 MAP
    USGS Shelbyville, Tennessee Jan 16 02:37 2.8 7 MAP
    EMSC Tennessee Jan 16 02:37 3.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Athens - It happened like 4 times between 8am and 8:30am lasting a few seconds to several seconds
  • Bowling Green - Haven't been outside, but I wouldn't think anything has been damaged. I was woken by it between 1:30 & 3:00a this morning. I rolled over & woke my husband & laid there for a bit. It was less than 10 minutes, more than 2 or 3 it felt like. Seemed as though it quite and then there was a weak shake following for a couple minutes or less. I then fell back asleep.
  • USGS Alcoa, Tennessee Jan 14 09:00 2.7 13 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Jan 14 09:00 3.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 12 04:27 2.9 12 MAP
    USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Jan 12 04:27 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vonore, Tennessee Dec 23 20:10 2.8 19 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Dec 23 20:10 3.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mascot, Tennessee Dec 16 04:12 3.0 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Acworth, GA - Woke up hearing the items on my bedside table rattling. Thought at the time it was one of my cats who (finally) decided to come downstairs (since we got a new dog). But no. Thought of earthquake this am (since my daughter woke to the one on December 12), looked it up and yep.
  • Candler, NC - Around 1248am Dec 22nd I was reading in bed and felt the bed shake. Our tv also shook. Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • USGS Decatur, Tennessee Dec 14 00:24 2.5 0 MAP
    USGS Blaine, Tennessee Dec 13 18:46 2.6 4 MAP
    USGS Decatur, Tennessee Dec 12 09:27 3.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Dec 12 09:27 3.0 5 MAP
    GEOFON Tennessee Dec 12 09:14 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Dec 12 09:14 4.4 9 MAP
    USGS Decatur, Tennessee Dec 12 09:14 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Murphy - About 30 seconds or more. Woke me up to rumbling and mild shaking.
  • Cumming ga - I felt it cumming ga about 15 seconds slight shaking 415 am
  • Tucker, Ga - About 4:15 AM EST. Items in room shaking, windows and walls creaking.
  • Greenville - Light shaking
  • Rockwood, TN - Strong shaking
  • Limestone, TN - It woke me up from my sleep as my windows rattled for at least 10 seconds.
  • Johns Creek - Light shaking
  • Buckhead Atlanta - Woke up everyone at our house
  • Decatur, Tn. - Very strong shaking
  • Kennesaw, Ga - Light shaking
  • Smyrna, Georgia - 5-10 seconds. No damage.
  • Cassville, Ga - For 10-15 seconds the bottom of my bed was shaking around 4:10 this morning
  • Alpharetta - Woke to bed shaking. For around 5 seconds, the entire room shook slightly (pictures on walls moved, everything rattled), then there were smaller shakes for an additional 10 seconds or so.
  • Woodstock - Rattled the windows and stuff on the walls. No damage that I can tell.
  • Acworth - Bed shaking, creaking furniture.
  • Alpharetta, Georgia - Shaking lasted about 15-20 seconds. Possible structure cracks in stucco home. Felt like an elephant was pushing against the walls of the home.
  • Centre, al - About 3:15 cat it woke me up room and objects rattled
  • Stone Mountain - Stone mountain
  • Acworth - Whole house was shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Elizabethton - It last a few moments.
  • Blairsville - Moderate shaking
  • Philadelphia - About 2-4 secs
  • Acworth, GA - Woke everyone in the house. Picture frames rattled, beds shook.
  • Sevierville - Woke up from dream and felt like someone was shaking the bed to wake me up. Heard what sounded like water dripping from shower in bathroom next to room- sounded like a large dog shaking water off back.
  • Soddy Daisy, TN - felt very mild shaking that lasted a few seconds
  • Marietta, GA - 30 seconds
  • Roswell, GA - Few seconds of rumbling felt at 4:15am
  • Pikeville, tn - Lasted maybe 30 seconds, shook the house and doors but nothing major. Sounded like thunder.
  • Smithville - Woke me up, rattled the bed
  • Fairburn - I was awakened around 4:18. My room begin to shake and creak.
  • Atlanta - Dunwoody- felt some shaking. Woke me up from a deep sleep
  • PeachtreeCorners,GA,ATL suburb - 4:15 AM (I learned later that there was a 4.4 eq in Decatur,Tenn.) I felt centered on my bed. I did not perceive the whole house to be shaking. I thought my dog was having a seizure, although she's usually not near my bed at that time.
  • Knoxville - 4:15 AM EST. Lasted 10 to 15 seconds
  • Marietta - Shaking for less than 30 seconds woke me up, rattling of my door and my bed, thought I was having a seizure at first but I was fully conscious so I knew it couldn’t be that. Scared me to death.
  • Dallas, Ga - Woke my family up.
  • Warne, NC - Woke me at 4:15 with bottles shaking in the fridge. Lasted about 30 seconds, no damage.
  • McMinnville - Light shaking
  • Maryville - Woke us up around 4:15am..Bed and fixtures shook for several seconds
  • dahlonega ga - felt light shaking
  • Spring city Tn - It woke me and my husband up out of our sleep. What lasted maybe 30 seconds seemed like forever I didn’t think it was going to stop. You could feel everything around us shaking.
  • Englewood - Moderate shaking
  • Gainesboro TN - Shaking for 12-15 seconds
  • Signal Mountain, TN - Thought the dog was on my bed having a dream, but she was in another room. Pictures moved slightly. Shaking lasted lasted about 10-15 seconds.
  • Cleveland - Felt shaking for at least 20 seconds after it woke me up
  • Ellijay, Ga - The house shook for about 20 seconds at approx. 4:14 this morning. No damage occurred at my location.
  • Allardt - Light shaking
  • Hendersonville - Lampshade jerked slightly and house rattled lightly
  • Crossville, Tennessee - Heard noise similar to fully leafed trees being blown hard, windows rattling. At least 10 seconds, possibly close to 30 seconds.
  • Cleveland - Woke me n my bed shook like a big dog was jumping on bed , n then it lightend n the ceiling fans were squeaking from steady shake n we ran outside n thought trees fallin on house but not. Scary i been in few out in calif. N theyre what made me move east. Be safe folks n glad for this list n news
  • Knoxville - Light shaking
  • Decatur - Compared to the earthquakes I've felt in Okinawa, this shaking was enough to be concerned about. My 5 years living in Georgia, I never knew it's been earthquakes have been recorded. This one I just felt made me feel like the building was about to start falling apart and collapsing. I felt the shaking through my bed, and a few things in my room were rattling.
  • Smyrna, GA - Light shaking. Ripple effect across the bedroom as if something ran past the bed!! Lasted a few seconds around 4:15 am. Smyrna, GA. Scary!
  • Douglasville - Shook the bed and rattled dresser.
  • Dayton tn - Jolt few seconds
  • Doraville - Woke me up at 4:15. Lasted about ten seconds or so. Doors rattling everything shaking.
  • Hixson TN - Rumble and shaking for a few seconds. Some rattling in the house, no damage
  • Tompkinsville - Felt shaking just a few seconds
  • Hull Georgia - Woke at 4 am to do some school work and about 4:15 am felt very mild shaking for a few seconds. Thought the blower on the heat pump was malfunctioning but then it stopped and didn't start again.
  • Rome, GA - Light shaking in industrial building, felt like possible car accident or loud thunder vibration. 5-10 seconds
  • Dawsonville, GA - It was small shaking that increased to a huge strong shaking and then was small again. It felt like the whole floor of the house was shaking. It woke me up.
  • Riceville - Lasted in two parts for about 50 seconds. Windows we're shaking and cracked the walls in the bathroom. Will have to wait till sunrise to check for any real damages. We are about 12 miles southeast of Decatur Tennessee
  • Riceville - woke us and the baby us and had our pup going crazy. broke television by rocking off of stand and several pictures. we live in a trailer so not the sturdiest but scared us all the same. ended up riding it out (4:15) and the second one (4:27) in the car.
  • anniston - at work at local hospital, co worker and myself saw computer screen shake. IM SHOOK!
  • Ellijay, Ga - Woke up to bed shaking for maybe 15 seconds
  • Cleveland, TN 37312 - Awoken at 4:16.. entire house was shaking for 8-10 seconds. Quite alarming actually. This is my first “wow” earthquake event. Not surprised at all to find epicenter was less than 25miles away. Steady moderate shaking. cant say i watched stuff move but can say for a while there EVERYthing probably was, a bit bit. That was wild! The event was at 4:16-4:17 AM EST
  • Kennesaw GA - Less than ten seconds, possibly as little as five seconds. Floor, walls, windows shook. Knew immediately it was a quake; Nothing else feels quite like that.
  • Young Harris, GA - Light shaking
  • Atlanta, Ga - Moderate shaking woke me up out of a deep sleep. Lasted 10 seconds.
  • Decatur, GA - Creaking sound woke me up. Felt my bed being pushed sideways for about 20 sec.
  • Conyers - Was awake, house and bed started vibrating.
  • clarkrange,TN - I was awake at the PC and thought someone was running across the back deck. I jumped up, got foot hung on keyboard wire, ran scared across the room to hide and it stopped. I looked outside for whatever but nothing. The shaking and roar lasted approximately 5- 10 seconds.
  • Newnan Ga - I felt it around 4:15, woke me up a second...thought I was dreaming
  • Newnan - Felt shaking at the end of the bed and a rattling sound for about 30 seconds. Both stopped at the same time. 4:15am.
  • Calhoun, GA - The house shook for about 8-10 seconds, my dog felt it first which alerted me.
  • Knoxville - Under 30 seconds of light shaking occurring around 4:15 in the morning. Could hear windows rattling/popping ever so slightly.
  • Gainesville, GA - I heard a rattling noise and felt shaking that lasted approximately 30 seconds, but seemed longer. It was about 4:15 a.m. I began searching the internet for reports of a quake.
  • Woodstock - Woke to 10-20 seconds of bed and floor shaking and rattling sounds of windows and fixtures. Rolling waves of varying intensity. No damage. First though was that a tree fell, but then it continued.
  • Peachtree corners - Woke me up approximately 4:20. Bed shook for about 5 seconds. Then another small shake of bed for about 3 seconds. Immediately knew it was earthquake.
  • Baxter - The decor on our microwave was tinging.gentle shaking of lampshades.
  • Sweetwater - Light shaking
  • Ashland, AL - 2-3 seconds of the walls rattling enough to wake me up.
  • Peachtree Corners, GA - 4:14 AM woke up to bed and windows shaking and sound of wind afterward...lasted 15 seconds or so...my first quake awake.
  • Clarkesville, GA - Light shaking, 20 to 30 seconds
  • Dahlonega Ga . - At 4:16am woke up to the house ,bed & window blinds shaking & rattling. Lasted about 30 seconds, seemed like forever. Scary.
  • Corbin, KY - Lasted approximately 45 seconds; enough shaking to wake me from sleep.
  • Kingsport, TN - Just a few seconds.
  • Winston, GA - Bed shaking, about 10 seconds
  • Johns Creek - The shaky woke both of us up from a sound sleep. Lasted several minutes
  • Sparta - At 3:16 this morning Dec 12, 2018 I was sitting in recliner drinking my coffee. All of a sudden my chair started shaking. The wall hangings rattled. I said, to self. I think that's an EARTHQUAKE. Thank God it only lasted about 5 seconds. Thank you, Jesus
  • kingston - Woke us up - lasted many seconds. Felt like a freight train going by
  • Maryville - Asleep but the shaking woke me up around 4:15 a.m.
  • Johns creek - It felt like Someone being pushed around next door round 4:16-4:17 am
  • Clarkston, GA - Light shaking
  • Woodstock, Georgia - I awoke to moderate shaking of my house that lasted for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Canton - “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. -Matthew 24:7 Signs of the times. Jesus saves.
  • Athens - It was 4:15 AM and it felt like two waves that seemed to grow in intensity. The first was slight, the second followed on the heels of the the first and was much larger. It rolled through causing the entire house to make noise. I lived in California and experienced some tremors that seemed like they were a faster oscillation, this one today (here) felt slower by comparison.
  • Oak Ridge - less than 30 seconds
  • chattannoga tennesssee - Light shaking
  • Cleveland - Lots of rattling in the house. Felt like low flying net was getting g ready to land except there was no engine noise. Things on shelves had to be pushed back.(Used to live by airport)
  • Gadsden - Very loud vibration, thought it was like thunder, but shook throughout the house with a resounding noise. Only a couple of seconds in duration.
  • Decatur Tennessee - Was lying in bed asleep when I was awake by the bed shaking. Could hear plates and glasses in kitchen next to my room rattling. This was at 4am roughly. Lasted a few seconds, woke my father also. Didn't notice any aftershock though.
  • Gaylesville,Alabama - Light shaking
  • Cumming GA - felt some shaking/vibrations at about 4:15am. Dog felt it too we both woke up and was wondering what was happening. Lasted for about 10 seconds
  • Brookhaven, Georgia - Shaking woke me up. Was dreaming and thought that it could have been an earthquake. I was woken up by one that occurred in ~2004. Was surprised to see on the news that I was right.
  • McDonald - Lasted roughly 15 seconds!
  • Cumming - Light shaking
  • Chattanooga - I was laying in bed when I heard a rumbling noise and felt my apartment shake
  • Rex, GA - Light shaking. About 3 seconds. If I hadn't been awake I probably wouldn't have noticed.
  • Murphy - About 4:14 AM the house started shaking as if a train was going by, the pictures on the walls you could hear moving but you could not see anything moving only hear the house moving. The dogs were barking as if an intruder was coming in. Lasted was felt like several minuets but really only about 30-60 seconds. We did not feel the after shock. I normally can only hear them but this time we felt this one. WOW. Kinda scary.
  • Waynesville, NC - Got woken up by a small vibration. Thought my cats had knocked something heavy over.
  • Knoxville, TN - Woke me and my wife up from a dead sleep around 4:15 AM. Could hear a low rumble and felt minor shaking. Handles on dresser were clanging. No damage.
  • Crossville, TN - Awoke to ceiling fan above our bed shaking or wobbling. Lasted about 15 seconds.
  • Center Hill Lake TN - Woke me with light rumbling sound and vibration.
  • Hixson - No damage. It woke me up and confused me
  • Jasper, GA - We were born and raised on earthquakes in CA, and this was enough to wake us. We could hear things moving, the glassware rattling and it lasted probably 15-20 some seconds, but it wasn’t strong enough that we needed to go outside check house fittings, neighbors, etc.
  • Deer Lodge - I was awakened from my sleep by a moderate vibrating. I was thinking maybe a tree fell close to the house or on it. The bed and walls shook for about 20 secs or more. It felt like minutes. I walked throughout the house and looked out the windows afterwards to try to find the cause at 4:19 AM.
  • Savannah - I live on the other side of the state;on the banks of the TN River (250 miles from the quake per Google maps). I woke up from a sound sleep at 4:15. I have no idea if it was because of the earthquake but I found it strange and interesting that something caused me to wake up at that exact time. We have felt quakes before that centered more toward the Dyersburg/New Madrid fault line but I wanted to share my experience. A friend in Lexington, TN said the same thing happened to her this morning.
  • Jonesborough, TN - Very weak shaking
  • Ooltewah - Lasted about a minute
  • Fayetteville, GA - I felt the bed shaking and it woke me up around 4:15am EST. Have not checked property.
  • Ringgold - I wasn't sound asleep. Just a slight shaking, maybe 10 seconds.
  • Candler - Felt a thunder like rumble and awoke to house rattling and bed moving a bit like a boat on light waves.
  • Sweetwater Tn - Woke me from sleep with the bed shaking. It sounded like a loud truck going by. Lasted about 30-40 seconds. Have not noticed any damage at this time.
  • Dayton - Woke up to light shaking around 514. Felt like a washing machine uneven shaking the house.
  • Woodstock, GA - Rumbling and the whole house shook. I thought a big pine tree fell in the back yard, due to all the recent rain. But the rumbling and shaking continued longer than it would take a tree to fall. Realized it must be an earthquake. Ca. 20 seconds.
  • Marietta - At first I thought it was the massager on my bed at 4:15, but soon realized that it had shut off hours earlier as it only lasts for 30 minutes at a time. The shaking only lasted about 30-45 seconds. I then turned on the massager and went back to sleep.
  • Bevinsville, Kentucky - On December 12,2018 I Thought I dreamed of earthquake shaking then found out on Fox News later that’s morning their been a earthquake in Tennessee
  • Lafayette - Woke to bed trembling. Fish tank shaking
  • Pelican Rapids Minnesota - Notice bathroom sliding door vibrating a few seconds a pause and a few more seconds later little stronger. Could feel slight vibration through feet/body. To slight for damage
  • USGS Sweetwater, Tennessee Dec 08 06:18 2.7 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • SWEETWATER - At 1:54 a.m. this morning on March 17th 2019 I was awaken with our house shaking . It lasted about 6 secounds
  • USGS Missouri Nov 22 20:54 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Saint Louis - both lamp stands were shaking and our bed around midnight 12/31, no sounds of train or other forces. The dog also woke up.
  • USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Nov 22 01:55 3.1 9 MAP
    EMSC Tennessee Nov 22 01:55 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Blytheville, Arkansas Nov 01 16:55 2.6 13 MAP
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Oct 22 11:06 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • OBION - A very loud noise like a bomb had went off close by, immediately followed by strong shaking and rattling of the home for about 8 seconds.
  • Ridgely - Deliah in Bogota tenn. I looked at the clock 6:08 the sound was really loud bed felt like it was in a wave. I waited for an after shock. Pictures in bathroom fell I thought or porch had fallen. Very scary A LOUD boom I waited for more. I have felt many earthquakes. I rate. This one the worst
  • Shperdsville - Felt my bed in my house rocking back and forth shaking then stood up at 2:08am and felt myself shake back and forth for about a minute straight.
  • USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Oct 22 11:06 3.3 6 MAP
    EMSC Tennessee Oct 22 11:06 3.3 7 MAP
    USGS Caruthersville, Missouri Oct 18 09:11 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Sep 14 03:15 2.6 3 MAP
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Sep 14 01:55 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chickamauga, Georgia Sep 09 03:00 2.6 9 MAP

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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