A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lenoir City in Tennessee. The temblor was reported at 15:08:50 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.93 km (9 miles). Event id: se60229381. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: se60229381. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.2968369 West, latitude 35.8721657 North, depth = 13.93 km. Global time and date of event 24/05/18 / 2018-05-24 20:08:50 / May 24, 2018 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Knoxville (c. 178 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Oak Ridge (c. 29 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Maryville (c. 27 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Farragut (c. 20 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sevierville (c. 14 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jefferson City, Dayton, Pigeon Forge (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km NNW of Lenoir City, Tennessee.
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