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M 3.8 quake: 1km E of Fincastle, Tennessee (USA) on Mon, 20 Jan 19h12

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
M 3.8 quake: 1km E of Fincastle, Tennessee (USA) on Mon, 20 Jan 19h12
M 3.8 quake: 1km E of Fincastle, Tennessee (USA) on Mon, 20 Jan 19h12

Earthquake data (USGS):

Date & Time: Mon, 20 Jan 19:12:11 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-20 14:12:11 -05:00
Hypocenter depth: 34.8 km
Magnitude (Richter scale): 3.8

Latest  "I-felt-it" reports  about this quake:

  • Maynardville: There's was a boom also (MMI II (Very weak shaking))
  • Knoxville, Tennesse: Felt light shaking like a train passing by at 2:14 pm EST. Lasted appx 15 seconds. (MMI III (Weak shaking))
  • Oak ridge tn: The couches shook a strong vibration. And I have a very heavy couch. (MMI V (Moderate shaking))
  • knoxville, tn 37919: loud boom accompanied shaking (MMI IV (Light shaking))
  • 38501: Felt the light shaking at 1:12-1:13 pm CST (MMI III (Weak shaking))
  • Farragut, TN: 3 family members (2 geologists and our kid) felt this. Immediately opened back door to listen for trucks or aircraft (none). Settled pretty quickly on quake. Estimated mag 4. (MMI III (Weak shaking))
  • Knoxville at Halls Crossroads: We felt a rumbling and a vibration of the house, especially upstairs. It was very noticeable and set our dogs barking. (MMI IV (Light shaking))
  • : Brief, house vibrated, rattling doors in frames. (MMI III (Weak shaking))
  • knoxville tn 37922: Heard a boom noise as if someone hit the building and my desk shook, water bottle moved. (MMI V (Moderate shaking))
  • Maryville: Watching tv. Heard picture frames behind the sofa shake on the wall. (MMI III (Weak shaking))
  • Knoxville, TN: Totes stacked against wall fell over, computer monitor fell off of wall. shook entire home (MMI V (Moderate shaking))
  • Alcoa: Strong initial shake with loud boom with following vibration. (MMI IV (Light shaking))
  • KNOXVILLE: Light shaking/rumbling. (MMI II (Very weak shaking))
  • Knoxville, TN 37920: Lasted maybe only a second, building creaked and seemed like it shifted, as if a giant wind gust pushed the building (but there was no wind) (MMI IV (Light shaking))
  • Powell: Short period of shaking, but a boom at the beginning (MMI IV (Light shaking))
  • Powell tn: Felt a very quick shaking. Moved enough to make my house's walls creak. Didn't know what it was at first and looked out to see if the wind was blowing, but it wasn't. Started searching for answers and found this info. (MMI II (Very weak shaking))
  • 37921: Heard the rumbling several seconds before feeling the shaking of the house, and it was moving from west to east. (MMI IV (Light shaking))
  • : Felt the house creak and shake, like it was hit by a very hard gust of wind. (MMI III (Weak shaking))
  • : Rattled glassware on glass shelves on upper floor. Lasted about 8 seconds. Dogs didn't respond to it, but we were in the room when it happened. Felt slight vibration through feet from the floor. (MMI II (Very weak shaking))
  • Strawberry plains, tn: Lasted for 4-5 seconds. (MMI III (Weak shaking))

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