Earthquake in the Knoxville region, Eastern Tennessee - March 5, 2019

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Update 20:37 UTC:  USGS shaking values as communicated by the local people

Update 20:33 UTC:  Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in Tazewell

Update 20:31 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 3.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-03-05 20:56:02

Depth (Hypocenter) : 8 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
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

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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) ?
    People
    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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