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Another Earthquake Felt In Eastern Tennessee

Posted at 2:22 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 14:22:40-05

(LEX 18) — Another earthquake struck eastern Tennessee on Saturday night, federal officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck around 11:15 p.m. near Mascot, Tennessee.

The depth of the earthquake was about 12 miles.

WBIR says witnesses in Mascot, Blaine and South Knoxville reported hearing a rumbling like thunder.

On Dec. 12 two earthquakes were reported in eastern Tennessee. The initial quake was a magnitude 4.4 temblor that was felt by folks in southern Kentucky and as far away as Atlanta, Georgia.

USGS said that earthquake was the second-strongest to hit eastern Tennessee. behind a magnitude 4.7 near Maryville in 1973.