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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - EASTERN TENNESSEE on Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - EASTERN TENNESSEE on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Dec 12 09:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.0 to 2.0 km.
Date & time: Wed, 12 Dec 09:14:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.63°N / 84.75°W
Nearest volcano: Raton-Clayton (1757 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 12 Dec
Wed, 12 Dec 09:14 UTCM 4.4 / 9 km- 11km NNE of Decatur, Tennessee[Map]USGS
Wed, 12 Dec 09:14 UTCM 4.8 Tennessee[Map]GeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Seymour / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was awakened to shaking. Knew was earthquake. Cat and dog not alarmed. Husband and child slept through. Glasswear rattling nothing broken. Photo frames and paintings on walls off centered. Neighbors felt.
Tellico Plains, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I awakened from sleep by the sound of things rattling in my bedroom and by the bedroom itself shaking enough to be disorienting. I guess it was moderate shaking, but it felt stronger to me, though I don't really have anything to compare it to.
Peachtree City, GA 30269 / MMI IV (Light shaking): My husband & I were woken up with the bed shaking & the windows rattling.
(253.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt moderate vibrations in my bed. Decorations on shelves were rattling.
Dayton TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Acworth / MMI IV (Light shaking)
RicevilleTN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I herd alot of falling so I went to my livingroom and my tree fell and the ornaments fell
cleveland / MMI IX (Violent shaking): I am bullys basics itried to get out
cleveland / MMI IX (Violent shaking): I am coles ifelt it
McMinnville (42.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(113.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the earthquake and the Aftershock (via app)
Decatur / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
3092 N. Hunter Bend Rd. Decatur,TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awakened by my wholer trailer shaking.
Acworth, GA 30102 (195.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I thought someone was breaking into the house.
Etowah Tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Dogs started howling and barking.
Etowah, TN (40.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up actively felt like sleepnumber bed massager was on...vibration lasted a little bit tapering off... Our roosters crowed about 15 minutes afterwards.
Johns Creek, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up. Could hear it and had light shaking.
Hayesville NC (91.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): We were sound asleep in bed and the coin bank was rattling and we thought maybe the cat got stuck inside bureau, but she wasn't there. I jokingly said it may be an earthquake. Moved bank off bureau and went back to bed!
Roswell GA (182.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Grants lick / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Awoken to bed swaying lightly...like being on boat on water.
Dalton, Georgia / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke to a steady strong shaking. It payed about 10-15 seconds
Flintville, TN 37335 / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Powder Springs / MMI IV (Light shaking): I am a heavy sleeper. I thought someone was shaking my bed. The door was rattling. Then I realized my house was shaking too. I considered going to a doorway but I laid in bed scared until it stopped. It felt like a whole min, but was prob like 30 secs.
Signal Mountain, Tennesssee / not felt: I didn’t feel it as much as hear it.
Peachtree City, GA (250.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Woke me up, the door of my room shook.
280 County Road 436 Athens TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sounded like a constant roar. Last a while. Heard it coming and roar got louder.
KOA Campground, Virginia Beach, VA (796.4 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt room was rocking around 10 pm (via app)
Rome,ga / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was awake at the time.i honestly thought a neighbor in the apartment room behind mine had fallen out of the bed and hit the floor. I live on the 3rd top floor.The bed shook and the vanity handles rattled for about 5 seconds but I had no idea what it was until I looked on Facebook a few hours later.this is the 2nd earthquake I have remembered the last being in may 2003 rome ga early am before a school morning
Asheville NC (130.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt like a train passing close by or the washer on spin cycle
Jefferson, GA / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was in the recliner and it shook then the chickens outside started crowing.
Roopville, Georgia (248 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): In bed, heard the house slightly rattle. Thought earthquake.
Dunwoody / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Marietta GA / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Ooltewah / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was asleep and the rumbling woke me up
Acworth Georgia (177.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Very unusual quake for this area. The house shook strongly twice in a matter of a few seconds. It was enough to wake us. We knew it was a quake, the second experience here in 15 years. Have experienced stronger quakes in California. This quake lasted less than others we have been through.
(6.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I'm in a fifth wheel at Bitners RV Park. Woke me up. When I went into living room, art had fallen off the wall. 3 pieces of art.
Dayton, tn / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I heard what sounded like a tornado woke me at 4:15 & I could feel the ground shake and my whole house shake them everything inside my home. A absolute reminder that we are not in control God is.
Duluth, Georgia / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
3851 Watts Bar Hwy Spring City TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Art fallen from wall (public domain)
Old Fort, TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking): We were awake and probably would not have been aware except for all the FB posts and our Pug was suddenly startled, jumped from his bed and ran over to be near us. He stayed with us for over 20 min afraid to leave our side.
Mcminn County / MMI IV (Light shaking): I am a very sound sleeper and it jolted me awake
(200.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt bed shaking lightly for 3 or 4 seconds, was semi awake and not sure it was not a dream. (via app)
Clayton, Ga. 30525 (197.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I had just gotten in bed after going to the bathroom. I was trying to go to sleep when the house started shaking. I jump up and stood in the living room trying to figure what was happening. I thought maybe someone was shaking part of the house. I waited until it stopped, but never could figure out what happene. I was startled!
Powder Springs, Ga (15 miles from Atlanta) / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My entire bed was tremoring and shaking.But I was in a deep sleep so I didnt understand why. It seemed to last a long time and I woke up realizing the floor was rumbling as well.
Riceville, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
514 Pleasant Hill Road Philadelphia TN (19.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was preparing to go to work. My heat pump had just kicked on when the house began to vibrate. I first thought the heat pump was about to fly apart, but I kept hearing a rumbling sound and decided it was something outside. I could not understand what would make the whole house vibrate.
Athens, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Alpharetta / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up to what I thought was my dog (who was sleeping on my bad) scratching, but she wasn't moving at all.
Hayesville (109.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): (My first real quake) It was similar to an uneven washing machine... loaded with bricks... I would estimate that it lasted ~10-15 seconds. the whole house shook
(177.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Athens Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke to whole house shaking violently. Closet doors feel off bifold.
DECATUR, tn / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Niota, Tennessee heard a boom and house shaking / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ten Mile Tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Our home shook from the foundation to the roof. It lasted about 8 seconds. my husband was returning from the restroom which woke me up and I had turned over to get comfortable so we were both awake when it began.
Ooltewah, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up. At first thought it was a train but I realized a train would not shake my house like that!
Kingston / not felt
Sumner, GA (472.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): vibration cats and dog restlesz (via app)
Tellico Plains, TN (60.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was sleeping, but woke up. Had a loud heater running in my bedroom, so couldn't determine if there was a noise associated with what I felt. Thought it was an odd sensation, and without being able to hear the ambient noise without the heater running, couldn't determine what was happening. Thought maybe some unusual aircraft noise, but really didn't have a grasp of what it was..... my first earthquake.
Centertown TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Lenoir City / MMI IV (Light shaking): The ornaments on our Christmas tree shook and rattled a small amount, and it moderately shook my (17yr old) son’s bed.
37110 (15.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sweetwater / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It felt like a numb, and then a shake.
Alpharetta Ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Friendsville, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Newnan, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was checking email on my couch this morning when it happened. It sounded like a strong, sudden gust of wind as it approached. Kind of a low rumbling. House began to tremor, I jiggled like Jello, and lots of light clanging of dishes, glasses, etc. (imagine the sound if someone stomped near a china cabinet). Over within a few seconds. Very unique experience.
Cleveland, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The whole house shook. Objects on the nightstand were rattling.
Alpharetta / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up to what I thought was my dog (who was sleeping on my bad) scratching, but she wasn't moving at all.
Dayton, Tn / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Woke up and thought I was dreaming
(162.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Iowa City (888.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: I though there was an earthquake and there was. Could just tell. Telepathy. Or something. (via app)
Gastonia NC between 4 and 4:30AM. / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Copperhill TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Cleveland, Tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Etowah Tn / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Spring city / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Fairview nc / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Athens, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
STONE MOUNTAIN / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Fast asleep felt room door shake as If the wind had blown thought burglar waited to see or hear more noise checked house went back to sleep.
Grimsley, TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I went to bed around 1:30a.m. Not long after that I felt a mild vibration. Like my whole house was vibrating.
Suwanee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
marietta GA (185.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was dreaming then I could feel it and hear my tv kind of moving. I woke up and told my spouse I was either dreaming or we just had an earthquake. I was told to go back to bed. I tried to look it up but nothing was found, never thought to look on twitter. I was told at 6:30am there was an earthquake in east TN
Etowah county / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was watching TV about 3:30am an I'm upstairs on my bed an felt it I thought something was under my bed
Spring City (16.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke me, but being from California I just went back to sleep.
(1080.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): A very Strange seasick sensation. All my kids were awoke, it was wierd (via app)
Athens, tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): Items on shelves rattled around, watched for them to fall. Woke up dogs & they panicked, (live in double wide) whole house shook. Heard rumble.
Athens, GA 30605 / MMI IV (Light shaking): I thought I felt the house shaking a bit - around 4:15am or so. Also woke the cat : )
Sweetwater tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Old Fort, TN (61.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Decatur, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Benton tn / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt tremor
farragut / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I felt the shaking of the house, loud noises, upstairs flipped computer screen over onto the table, knocked off a picture frame off the wall, plants leaves in my bedroom were swaying and almost tumbled over onto the floor.
37934 / MMI III (Weak shaking): entire house shook lightly for about 10 seconds. Woke us up.
Lawrenceville GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Jonesborough (37.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(271.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was sleeping and woke up hearing items shaking in down stairs area of house that is on a slab. Our bird started chirping and rarely does that at 4 something in the morning.
Manchester TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Black Mountain, NC Golf Course / MMI III (Weak shaking): As night owls, we were up at the time the quake happened. Son yelled out ‘whoa’ what was that? I said I didn’t know, then he said he thought a frozen tree limb might have fallen in the yard. We looked outside and saw nothing unusual so I offered up that maybe it was the road scraping truck, but my son insisted that it was way louder than the scraper had been! Then we awake to learn of the TN earthquake which happened at that exact time. That definitely explains our experience last night. P
Athens / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Sleeping and awakened by the shake and loud roaring after.
Chattanooga, Tn 37421 / MMI IV (Light shaking): Not concerned. Knew it was an earthquake and went back to sleep
Newnan GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me at 434 am so I assume it was the aftershock in Georgia.
Cole Creek Road Dallas, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): My bed shook pretty good. Enough to wake me up. Scared me wasn't sure what wad gou g on!!
Etowah / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was asleep and woke to the house shaking and items on my mantle moving.
Athens TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Winston, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was in bed and felt the house lightly shaking... thought I might be dreaming so I went back to sleep, only to find out that there was an earthquake this morning in TN that was felt all the way to Atlanta. I am located in Winston, GA 30187, which is Southwest (30-40 drive) from the Atlanta airport.
Decatur, tn. 37322 / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Fairfield Glade TN / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke to dishes/glasses clattering and sound of heavy knocking. Windows were creaking.
Calhoun, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
1402 county road 50, Riceville, TN 37370 / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was 4:17 am. I was awaken by a light trimmer. No noticeable damages.
Signal Mountain (77.4 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Decatur tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was asleep in bed when I woke up and my house was shaking and my dogs were going absolutely crazy. I thought it was a dream until I woke up and saw the news!
Athens, Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Very strong shaking. Woke myself, wife and startled our cat. Felt like a train going through my yard.
Subtle ky (156.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was lying in bed when i felt the bed shake. I looked up at the tv and it was 3:14am central time. It reminded me of a washing machine spinning and thats what i thought it was until i realized it was 3am.
(10 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Awakened by the bomb like sound. Thought my basement heater had exploded. Windows rattled few ornaments fell from Christmas tree and items fell off pantry shelves.
18 winterbury Way Dahlonega Ga 30533 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Around 4:30 am Two story home. Windows rattled. I thought maybe a large tree had fallen had no idea about earthquake until the afternoon.
Gainesville, Georgia (197.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): On second floor awakened by armoire doors rattling and wall making creaking noises.
Rose Hill, Virginia (164.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking and rumbling - felt tike a truck hitting the house. I am a light sleeper and it woke me up. The rest of my family did not wake up or feel it.
RINGGOLD / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rhea county home (18.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Loudon, Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Roswell, GA / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Light shaking on the second floor. Fell right back asleep
Murphy, NC / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke my daughter and I up from sleeping. House shook
Heflin Al / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ten Mile, TN / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Shook me out of bed and broke several picture frames.
Ten Mile TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My whole house shook. I was woke because my bed started shaking and the windows were rattling. I’ve never experienced an earthquake before but knew instantly that it was one.
athens.tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): i was in bed and i felt a shake and got kind of scared but i new it wasn't going to hurt me but my bed started to shake
Everett Springs (168.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
riceville / not felt: I was awake all night and I didn't fell it.
Decatur / Ten Mike Tennessee at Watts Bar Dam/ Lak / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was already up sitting in my living room. Heard a loud sound as if a bomb went off. The house shook, things fell and broke, our Christmas tree tilted and every ornament on the tree shook, the celan fans blades turned. I stood up and it felt as if the floor dipped and you could not stand unshaken. Relizied this was lasting longer than if something blew up with a boom that this was a earthquake. This lasted around 30 seconds. Then followed by small shakes. We had some pictures on the wall hanging
Cumming, ga (174.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
riceville tennessee / MMI III (Weak shaking): i woke up upside down and my bed shook a little i just thought that my bed was just old but in the morning my mom told me that it was an earth quake!!
Dayton TN / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Lineville Alabama / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Woke my wife & I up in East Central Al.
Dayton, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Shook my house and woke me up.
1869 Ward Rd, Decatur TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was woken and didn’t know what had happened. Was hearing loud boom from the north - first thought was thunder but it seemed much bigger. Thought maybe a big tree had fallen and went out to check the house was OK. Wife was woken too. Saw no damage but neighbors report things knocked from walls etc.
athens TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): i was in bed asleep and a loud shaking noise woke me up i just thought is was my dad leaving for work early (his truck is loud) so i went back to bed then it started shaking so i told my dad he thought i was crazy
(224.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Hixson TN (66.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Old Washington / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Woke shaking thought hard thunder but not
athens tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My name is Dreydon and my dad woke us up and said are house is shaking so after we figured out what it was we were very scared I hid under my bed when it stoped i was so happy but really scared can you tell i felt it
Winston, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was awaken from sleep. the roar noise was deep and low sounding the chains on my ceiling fan were swinging. windows rattled, Cat was alert and knew something was going on
suwanee, ga / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke wife up with doors banging
221 Tower Rd, Grandview, TN. 37337 / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Murphy North Carolina / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me from sleep. Loud freight train sound, entire house shaking and windows rattling.
Sylvania, AL / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I personally did not awake from the quake however some staff at my sons school told me today soon heckling him in that wine this morning to what they thought was their house being broken into the windows and door where shaking so the rushed down stairs to find a few thing fallen over come to find out it was a earthquake!
Cohutta Ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sevierville Tn. / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was in my bedroom. sounded like the roof was creaking and making noises. Lasted maybe 40 seconds. Thought to myself it must be a earthquake. Everything was fine inside of my house.
(184.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
SPRING CITY Tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was watching the good doctor and felt it.I think it was thunder
Athens, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awakened from sleep. Sounded like a loud noise outside house.
Collegedale / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke me; but not other adults in iur home; not children. Lasted approx 30 seconds. I went back to sleep.
Crossville tn / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hoschton Ga 30045 (202.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): It was around 3 am. Bed started shaking and heard a rumbling sound like a tank driving by.
(732.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Nothing here, I think some people have the me to syndrome. (via app)
Crossville / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Loganville / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sparta (73.6 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Okalona Rd Johnson City TN near Erwin. (231.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
7533 Passport Drive Ooltewah, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awake however still laying in bed. I felt my bed being pushed back and forth several times. My bed is not light weight it’s very heavy oak frame. Also heard my dishes and pictures on the wall rattling and swaying back and forth. A loud roaring sound was also heard.
Rossville Ga at Tennessee line area. / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking inside house. Things on top of TV shaking. Floor like a heavy truck went up the hill.
(284.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was inside the station at work (I’m a police officer in Hillview KY) when I felt the ground “dip” for about a second.
Griffin / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Cornelia, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke my wife and I who are heavy sleepers. I thought she was kicking in her sleep.
Athens tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up around 4am
(188 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
middle valley road / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Athens, Tn. Lee Manor Apt. / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The windows shock like they could break. Didn't really know what to think.
Murphy NC 28906 / MMI IV (Light shaking): I remember feeling one when I was a kid about 10 miles down the road..when I felt this one I immediately jumped up Nd stood in a doorway..this one was really loud..
Anderson SC / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up to my house and bedroom furniture shaking! Didn’t know what it was at first, then realized it must’ve been an earthquake!
(206.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Sugar Hill, Ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The whole house shook, our bed was shaking back and forth. The garage doors were ratting, and the pictures on the wall were moving back and forth.
Signal mountain Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ooltewah, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Cleveland, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was sleeping and it woke me up. I heard dogs barking as well
Loudon, tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking bed and rattling Christmas ornaments
Fayetteville ga 4:17 am (338.5 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was sleeping it woke me up
Niota (8.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Etowah, Tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up.....lasted about 15-20 seconds.....doors and windows rattled......rumbling like train going through bad yard
Cincinnati, OH / not felt: I did not feel this earthquake
Cincinnati (397.3 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Marietta, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hayesville, NC / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(115.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was woke up by it. (via app)
307 Breeze meadow, Fairburn,Georgia / MMI II (Very weak shaking): It felt very weak and yet a few things fell on me
6788 old Dixie Hwy Spring City tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(17.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Definitely awoken from the shaking
Dayton Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Georgetown,tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My dogs started barking before hand then the bed and whole house started to shake. Doors were shaking as well as pictures on wall
Crossville, tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): Me and my girlfriend were both awake around 3 am or so and began to here the walls making a low bass rumble (about like someone running down the hallway). Went to walk through the house and check it out. It stopped after about 10 seconds or so. I jokingly said "don't worry, it's just an earthquake" and we went to bed. Never thought it was actually an earthquake though.
1 MILE FROM E K BACKER SCHOOL / MMI V (Moderate shaking): OUTSIDE DOGS WENT CRAZY RATTLED THE HOUSE FOR 15 SECONDS ATHENS,TN
Douglasville, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): I’m naturally a light sleeper but was awakened out my sleep to my bed shaking. I also heard my wall mounted tv shaking. It lasted a few seconds and then it dissipated.
Dahlonega (135.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): We woke up to the room vibrating and an empty can falling off the table onto the floor.
Fort Payne, Al 35967 / MMI III (Weak shaking)
North McMinn County, Tennessee / MMI VI (Strong shaking): At approximately 4 am was awake and heard a loud boom with a strong shake followed by moderate shaking lasting less than thirty seconds!
(124.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Niota Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Carrollton Ga (425.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Doors shook a couple of second
KNOXVILLE (83.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): My wife and I were asleep and woke with bed shaking like someone ran across it. That part was directional and points back to Decatur and then the house shook for about 30 good seconds. I felt a quake in Naples, Italy in August and this was very similar.
Fort Payne Alabama 35967 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up to shaking and rattling in the house loud roar, and moving in the bed while I was awake.
Decatur, GA (228.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Dayton Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Waynesburg my inside Casey Co ky / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Our animals always react when something is getting ready to happen
(7.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Beaumont Community (95.3 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Horizontal shaking that lasted for 5-6 seconds of duration. About 2 seconds into the shaking I realized it was a light earthquake.
Asheville nc / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Arab, AL (227.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): My husband and I were in bed when all of a sudden we heard a very loud rumble and our two story brick house started shaking. It was a very deep and loud rumble. Very frightening. I thout a tornado had hit us but, my husband being from San Diego told me it it was an earthquake. I have lived in Alabama 43 years and that's a first for me. Very unsettling.
Marietta, HA (271.8 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Dunlap (57.9 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
307 breeze meadow, fairburn,ga (295.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Woken up by mother while having great dream, one of my items popped me in the head then 2 hours later my mother asked if i felt it. it felt like a 0.64 on the scale
I was at 1106 Boston Hollow Rd Ashland City Tennes / MMI IV (Light shaking): I called dispatch and told them that I thought we had an earthquake and they said that nobody else had reported it. They insisted that they come and investigate. While the officer was here he was informed by dispatch that there was in fact an earthquake and it had knocked down a power line and pole on a road near here that I cannot remember the name of it. It was a very very strong shaking this time as opposed to most tremors we normally have.
Knoxville / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed vibrating; house creaking.
Milton Georgia / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was already up and felt house almost jump and shake for a few seconds, then it continued to lightly shake for about 10-15 seconds.
Riceville.TN / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was in bed when it started I woke up and thought that my dad was playing a trick on me.
Englewood, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(227 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Walnut Grove, Ga (74.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was awake in my office, heard the office door closed and sounded like distant thunder
Niota / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was in bed, GF was up and experienced it more.
riceville tn / not felt
28708 / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Riceville TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My name is velocity bandy and i was at my friends house and i was asleep on her chouch and i woke up and i felt shakeing so i woke my friend up and she said go back to sleep so i did and then i fell of the chouch she said WOW VELOCITY well i said you told me to go back to sleep
Young Harris, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): The knickknack shelf in my bedroom rattled against the wall for a couple minutes.
Jasper Tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I live in Jasper Highlands and at 3:13 I woke up because the house was snap cracling and popping and my bed shook. Thought at first a bear or big animal was on the roof.
Cleveland TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
teneesee-riceville / MMI II (Very weak shaking): my hole room was mistup after
Newnan, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke up at 4:16 cause the bed was shaking, and thought it was our dog scratching cause the bed was moving. When I saw him by my head, I then thought... must be My husband kicking again. I reach for my phone to set my alarm, since I forgot before falling asleep and it was on the floor. That was at 4:16. Shock hard enough to knock my phone off the nightstand.
Bonnieville, KY / MMI III (Weak shaking): Checked outside, not serious.
Hayesville (123 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Neither my wife nor I have ever experienced an earthquake before this one. We were sure that’s all it could be. We’re up in the mountains in a cabin and we (and our dog) were abruptly awakened. I ran to the window by our bed to look outside. My dog was up looking out the back glass sliding door onto the patio. Seemed like from start to finish it must’ve been about 10-15 seconds.
Sandy Springs, Georgia / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My first earthquake experience, woke me up out of my sleep. I felt my house and bed shaking for about 1 min and then it was over
Sweetwater tn (23.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We live next to train tracks and sleep right through all the trains, this was way more powerful and noticeable than a train rolling down the tracks. The bed started shaking like someone was jumping on it for 1-2 seconds and then just a steady smaller shake that made all of our plates in the kitchen cabinets rattle for 15+/- seconds. .
Murphy NC 28906 (85 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Black Mountain / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed slightly shaking. Woke me from my sleep at 4:20am.
Alpharetta, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt it in Alpharetta, Georgia.
(685.3 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Nope not here (via app)
ooltewah, tn / MMI II (Very weak shaking): first sounded like airplane overhead, too close. woke both of us at 0415. knew not tornado or thunderstorms. never considered earthquakes. nothing destroy. live in ooltewah, community near chattanooga, tn
Chatsworth, Georgia (83.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ten, Mile Tn. (19.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sumner, GA (454.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Floor vibrated under my feet. 20 to 30 seconds (via app)
Hixson, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking): I woke up with a start thinking, I wonder if this is an earthquake?
(63.6 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was about 4:10 am and we were upstairs in bed asleep and we woke with our bed gently rocking for about 15 seconds.
Winston, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Riverdale Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was SCARY OOF
(485.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Knoxville (Cedar Bluff area) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was already awake when we heard things on the dresser vibrating/rattling for at least 30 seconds or more.
Murphy, NC / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(189.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
douglasville ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Decatur TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
China Grove, NC / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was in bed. More like a deep vibration.
(Loving)Morganton, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Etowah Tennessee / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was awake in bed and felt it and I was like was that a earthquake
East Point, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was dreaming when the earthquake jarred me out of my sleep. I raised up in a panic thinking someone was trying to break in, then I realized what was really going on.
(0.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The stuff in the kitchen are falling off the shelves, and they are calling an evacuation.
Smyrna / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Two miles north of Meigs County/Roane County line / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke to house shaking hard for several seconds followed by about 10 more seconds of rumbling in the distance while times in the house continued to shake and rattle. Total time maybet 15 seconds.
Milton Ga 30004 / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong enough to wake out of dead sleep about 4:15 am. Felt like bed was being tossed around or upended.
Newnan, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sleeping in a king size California bed with drawers underneath, I woke up because the entire bed was shaking. I thought it was the house settling or an earthquake, but I had to see if this was real or not.
Athens TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Awoken out of sleep
(404.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Riceville, TN (28.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ooltewah, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Athens, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): It shook our bed, but the roar was a little frightening.
COLLEGEDALE / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Alpharetta,Ga / MMI IV (Light shaking): Wife and I awoke as soon as we heard the rafters creaking and the building seeming to move. We live in a townhouse.
Athens Tennessee / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Was awakened and thought some company was blasting with dynamite..Shook my room...
Roswell (300.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): 4am - awakened by bed shaking and china closet rattling
Young Harris GA / MMI III (Weak shaking): Just got home from a structure fire, was walking in the door and felt it shaking the floor, the hanging coffee cups were moving and making noise.
Jamestown TN in my house / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was woken up at 3:15am and could feel the house shaking
Athens, Georgia (227.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Marietta, 30066, Near sandy plains rd & Shallowfor / MMI IV (Light shaking): At 4:15am I woke up, bed and house shaking, things rattling. Lasted about 10-15 seconds. Felt more than just a big loud truck or low airplane. Nothing displaced and doors/cabinets did not open.
(80.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Monroe GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awaken by the shaking of my bed.
Dahlonega ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
ooltewah / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Candler, NC / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up at 4:16 am. Pictures next to my bed were a shaking a little, the windows were rattling. My bed felt like it was vibrating. I thought I was dreaming at first. I went back to sleep at 430am.
Atlanta, Georgia / MMI III (Weak shaking): Enough to wake, but not enough to keep me awake, just wondering why the power went out.
Asheville, NC / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woken up and house was shaking. Bedside tables were shaking to the extent that small items fell off the table.
Acworth, Ga. At home (179.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): My wife woke me up at approximately 4:15 a.m. She had been startled awake feeling our bed shake and hearing the doors on our entertainment center rattling.
Ooltewah TN 37363 / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was laying in bed just falling asleep and felt rumbling vibration. I just knew it was an earthquake! Didn’t concern me, I knew that’s what it was.
Atlanta / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Athens Tn County road 135 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was sleeping
44 Krog Street NE Atlanta, GA 30307 / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(56.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awoke from deep sleep, bed shaking a lot.
Riceville / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up to the bed 'rolling' and squeaking. Approx. 4:15 a.m. did not last too long.
(170.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt it in my area (via app)
Calhoun, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up when my bed shook.
Canton ga 30115 (158 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My bed shook for almost a minute. It was different from the one I felt in Georgia before. The shaking was harder and longer.
Athens, Ga / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I let the dog out, and felt a small shake when I got back into bed.
Snellville / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Riceville, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(146.3 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Newnan ga 30263 i was up after 4 am . I felt my b / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Knoxville / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed vibrating; house creaking.
cleveland / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): hi I am coles. ihad woken to my sleep I was scared I got mom the funny thing is mis benet taught me bout quakes last day
HARRISON / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Newnan, Ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awakened from sleep due to the shaking. My entire house shook.
Murphy , NC / MMI IV (Light shaking): Murphy,NC House violently shook for several minuted
woodstock ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Greeneville (172 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): rattled the pictures on the wall.
Alpharetta Ga 30004 hone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Milton, Georgia (169.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was sleeping next to my new husband and was awakened by the shaking of the bed. I thought he was shaking the bed for about thirty seconds, but he was fast asleep. Very strange sensation, I've never felt an earthquake before. Scared me a little.
Mentone, Alabama (143.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me up, felt like an off balanced washing machine. Shook the house.
Middle Valley Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Clarkrange, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
129 McKay farm road canton nc 28716 / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sitting in my living room doing final exams with my laptop in my lap then all of a sudden my laptop starting shaking I heard the windows rattle and I felt the couch shaking. I knew immediately something was happening but I had never felt an earthquake before so I went back to finishing my finals then I seen where there had been an earthquake and I immediately knew that what I had felt!
Atlanta / MMI III (Weak shaking): The vibration woke me up and lasted several seconds. I don’t recall anything physically shaking. We don’t really get earthquakes in Atlanta. I thought it was more likely a meth house explosion (unfortunately, seriously). More common in these parts.
Cullowhee, NC (110.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I live at approximately 2200 feet. I was awake in a bonus room over our garage and the shaking was enough to cut off our Dyson heater that was sitting on a bookshelf.
Mosheim, Tennessee (171.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up just minutes before it happened and had my arm hanging off the edge of my bed. I could feel my hand shaking and then realized everything was shaking. I took note of the time so I could look it up later and sure enough, right on the money.
Dawson, Alabama (174.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke up both my husband and I at 3:15 am Central. Vibrations and objects rattling.
Knoxville tn / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Roswell, GA 30075 (259.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I'm in a northwest suburb of metro Atlanta. Was awakened by the feeling that my bed was shaking. Immediately thought it was an earthquake. Nothing in the house was disturbed or moved. Just felt the vibration for several seconds.
Woodstock, Georgia / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Taylorsville Ga the bed was jiggling & as soon as (170.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Brookhaven, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed was rumbling like a mack truck was under it.
BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC / MMI III (Weak shaking): bed was shaking for about 5 seconds, I think in two spurts. Woke me up. Windows were also rattling. Did not notice anything else. The other occupant of my house also was awakened by his bed shaking.
Lone Oak, Tennessee / MMI III (Weak shaking): Took my dog to pee at 4am, laid back down in bed and not to long after felt slight shaking like a large truck was going by and sounded like long rolling thunder.
Englewood, TN (18.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chattanooga / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awake at the time of the earthquake. I knew what it was because I was raised in Los Angeles, California & was use to them.
Crossville, TN (46.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Knew it was an earthquake by the duration. Maybe about 20+ seconds. Both husband and I heard items rattling in the house and when it ended we discussed it. Must have woken us both up. (via app)
37920 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Roswell, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): The shaking woke us up, I thought a tree had fallen in the backyard. The shaking lasted a few seconds.
Douglasville Ga. Vibration that lasted 10-12 secon / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Blount Springs, AL / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Knoxville / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke up with the bed shaking, things rattling. Lasted several minutes.
Decatur, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): There was a sound like large engines in the basement and the structural beams of the house shook. My husband and I awakened, the children did not. All of our neighbors felt it.
Marietta, GA 30060 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The house started shaking and our bed started moving around 4 AM.
Robbinsville North Carolina / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It woke me up out of a deep sleep and scared me to death. I had no idea what was going on.
Decatur, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): There was a very loud bang - like the loudest thunder I ever heard, and the house shook. It woke me and my husband up. It felt like it was right under us. Then 15 minutes later there was the sound of shaking and rumbling in the distance.
Shelbyville TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Alcoa TN (70.4 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sweetwater (26.2 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Alpharetta, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): The shaking of our bed woke me up. I heard things on the walls rattling, and felt the house tremoring. I woke up my husband, but by the time he was awake, it was over.
Ringgold, georgia / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ward road decatur / MMI III (Weak shaking): It woke me up. Circa 4.15. It sounded like a large tank falling in the basement of the house. Eerie feeling
Ellijay, GA (103.7 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Woodstock, GA (206.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): About 4:15 a.m. I was shaken awake (my husband slept through it) and there were some creaking noises around the house. I've been in earthquakes before so no confusion about what was happening. Just didn't know it could happen here.
Robbinsville North Carolina / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It scared me out of a deep sleep. I had no idea what was going on.
(103.1 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): windows rattled, bed shook slightly
Ooltewah,TN 37363 (73.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shook House. Felt on main Level & awoke sleepers upstairs. Sounded like distant Thunder. Possible 10-15 seconds?
Chattanooga / MMI IV (Light shaking): Initial jolt woke me, then the trembling continued for about 5-10 seconds.
340 Blue Springs Circle, Ten Mile, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Cleveland tn / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Rockwood, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): The rolling woke me up and my dog felt it too and she jumped into the bed.
East Atlanta (215.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was asleep and woke up due to the house shaking! The dog started barking and was scared. Could instantly tell it was a quake!
Lancing,TN / not felt: I'm apparently a heavy sleeper compared to everyone else. My dog woke me up barking at something. The only thing I noticed was the garage door sounding like it was being hit by the wind during a bad thunderstorm. Told the dog "It's ok. It's just the wind" and we went right back to sleep.
canton nc / MMI IV (Light shaking): we were woken up by the house shaking
Canton, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): My husband and I felt the shaking while in bed this morning. Our bed was rocking and I thought it was him kicking his leg. It lasted for a few seconds and afterword I slightly smaller vibration of the house.
Athens, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was asleep when I heard a rumbling like thunder and the house began to shake. Lasted long enough I knew it wasn't thunder. No one else in the house woke up.
epworth, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): I awakened to the vibating and light shaking. It was brief. Felt like heavy vehicle traffic.
(150.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(89.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
acworth GA (190 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Woken at approx 4.15sm with mild shaking of the floor/bed upstairs.
(185.5 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(226.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up, it was hard and fast
Cleveland (58.8 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Scottdalr, Ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Morganton, GA (99.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up to the house shaking and everything rattling and thought maybe it was a very low flying helicopter...as in, it was going to land in the driveway!
Marietta ga 30066 (196.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(249.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
dalton (153.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): shaking of windows and walls
Murphy / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke me up and my dogs barked. I could hear glass rattling in the house.
Douglasville / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was woken up by the shaking of my bed pretty scary I never expirienced anything like that.
Newnan, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Knob Lick, Kentucky / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me from sleep, felt my house shake.
Knoxville, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Murphy nc / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Madisonville / MMI IV (Light shaking): Heard the fireplace glass shaking and a few strange noises at 4:15 a.m.
Atlanta, Georgia (Buckhead) (216.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was woken up around 4:15 in the morning to the feeling of my entire bed rattling. The tremor felt like it was right beneath me, and I'm on the ground level of my condominium.
Gurley AL (181 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Marietta, GA 30064 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke up around 4:20 AM with the headboard and the wall behind the bed shaking and a really strange scratching sound. It probably lasted no more than 5-10 seconds. I thought something had crashed into the side of the house or fallen down the chimney. Got up to investigate, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. I checked with one of my neighbors this morning and they felt it too.
Newnan ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Blount Springs Alabama / MMI IV (Light shaking): My husband and I were asleep. The bed started shaking and I attempted to awake him thinking that he was experiencing uncontrolled tics from a night terror. He was awake and said it felt like an earthquake.
East Cobb, Marietta, GA (180.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Blue Ridge Ga / MMI IV (Light shaking): Thought it was a malfunction with the furnace , then thought it was a military transport . Then I thought it was an earth quake . I went online and couldn’t find anything . The rumble was moderate at first causing the house to make noises I haven’t heard before then it continued as a light rumble for quite awhile .
I felt it , bed shook . Dawsonville Ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Dayton, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was woken by the earthquake. Being that I grew up in California as a child in the 80's was very familiar with what was hapoening.
Lilburn GA - Felt like a train shaking the house / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up felt like a train was shaking my home in Lilburn GA, but no train was coming through.
Latitude: 35.170212604156234 Longitude: -85.423550 (79.6 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sleeping on the 2nd story and awakened to shaking and rumbling at 4:14 AM EST.
I live in crossville TN my wife woke me up scared / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Cherry Log Ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Awakened me and my pets. Room shook.
Alpharetta, GA (176.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): 4:00am
Carrollton, Georgia / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Dahlonega, GA / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Villa Rica, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up to major rattling and bed shaking around 4:10 am. It felt like I was in a movie, not that I ever been in one it definitely felt like I was.
Cleveland, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): 4:11 am, husband said out loud, “”What’s that noise?” And woke me up. He said it sounded like the shower door rattling. We heard an on- going rumble outside, and he said, maybe that’s a train. I thought about an earthquake, but was too sleepy to talk.
2700 Blue spring rd / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Feel asleep on couch woke up to Christmas tree shaking was very quick
(148.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Suwanee ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Athens, Ga (226.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sugar Hill, ga / MMI III (Weak shaking): It felt like a vibration or tremor, but I knew it was an earthquake.
Alpharetta / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up to what I thought was my dog (who was sleeping on my bad) scratching, but she wasn't moving at all.
West Cobb County, Ga / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened shortly after 4AM by a mild heaving sensation that rocked the bed, followed by several seconds of mild shaking which rattled lamps and glassware. My dog was also awakened and gave an alarm bark.
Mooresville / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt the bed shaking and heard / felt the house.
Athens / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was sleeping woke me up. Whole building shook and,windows,were rattling and anything hanging on walls shook it fell down.
Chickamauga, GA (96.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Athens,TN 37303 / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt the shaking and heard things rattling in the house. Was actually pretty cool to have felt it, thought i was crazy for a little while. Lol
Milton, Ga (176.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Decatur, ga / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was half awake before the quake started, and was concerned that the TV would fall onto our dog, who’s bed is directly bwlow the dresser it sits on.
2806 wolf creek rd spring city Tn 37381 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Thought it was my washer or dog causing a the shaking and noises through the house when it started, but then it got harder and louder and I knew it wasnt either. I was brushing my teeth getting ready for work when it started. I hadn't been up long and had no idea what was going on. Also in 37 years I've never felt an earthquake nor do I ever want to experience that again.
Roswell, Georgia (160.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awake, actually praying ! When the bed shook noticeably for about five seconds at either 4:15 or 4:16 am
Sweetwater, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me from sleep.
Dawsonville georgia (146 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): The shaking woke us up and the dogs started barking. windows shook a little.
Newport / MMI IV (Light shaking)
manchester tennessee / MMI III (Weak shaking): It felt like the low rumble in the ground that happens after a far off lightning strike, but there was no storms around, Ya got to love Tennessee weather lol
3244 Fern Valley Dr SW, Marietta, GA 30008 (194.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up and thought “is this an earthquake, but fell asleep again. Did not see any changes in/around the house in the morning.
East Cobb Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): it woke me up at 4:15am. The whole house "rattled" for a few seconds and I could hear the china cabinet like someone walked past it heavily.
Ooltewah, TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt the bed shake very lightly
Athens, TN (33.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): This is the first earthquake I have ever felt. Generally a pretty heavy sleeper, but this one woke me up.
Oak Ridge, Tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was asleep and thought an alarm clock was broken. I could hear the shaking throughout the house but wasn’t sure what it was.
(36.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Allardt Tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I heard a weird noise a rumbling, then my house was shaking, my jewelry was clanging!! At first I didn’t know what it was, then I’m like a Dang it was a small earthquake!
1316 Crestway Drive Athens (25.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke from sleep. Bed shaking.
Douglasville, GA / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It woke me up out of the bed. My heavy furniture was shaking violently. The lamp fell over and it lasted for about 5 or 7 secs. I had to pick up my remote and bottle water as well.
Knoxville, tn / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Lenoir City, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Talk about scared...I had just turned the light back off and gone to bed after going to the bathroom, so it was DARK. I have a library bed with lots of breakable knick-knacks over my head, and I thought they were going to fall on me! Some items did fall onto the floor and since my heater just came on, I surmised something was very wrong with the heater or local gas/water lines. The shaking began right over my head on the North side of the house, and seemed to wrap around the house to the West si
(230.5 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): UMm i felt a tiny rattle and some of my items fell off my dresser
Dayton, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was on the Internet laying on the sofa. There was a loud roaring like thunder. The sofa vibrated and the China Cabinets doors vibrated. I heard the upstairs area creak. This occurred at 4:15 a.m. and lasted about 1 1/2 minutes. I did not feel an aftershock.
Alpharetta GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Heard a bang and bed jumped, then heard interference on my radio
(186.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Sweetwater Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking): Hello, I’m not a lite sleeper and this did wake me up. I have to say it was a little frightening.
Temple, Ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland Tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): We were both awakened from deep sleep, the bed shook, the walls and everything else vibrated and we could hear items in the house rattleing
Milton, GA (167.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Soddy Daisy / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Canton, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Woodstock GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awakened from a sound sleep, felt like a freight train was going through my house or right by my house.
ten mile, tn / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Charleston, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Thought it was a train passing outside at first, since I live close to the tracks. But the shaking kept going, and going, and going. Half-asleep me thought “is this an earthquake??” Apparently it was.
Cartersville, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Milton, GA (174.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up
Portland, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): I thought I was dreaming. I had recently been talking to a friend in Alaska about the quake there. I realized what had happened when I saw the morning news.
East Lake, Atlanta, GA / MMI III (Weak shaking): 4:16 a.m. light shaking of apartment, loud rumble outside, windows and tv moved a little.
Caney Creek RV Resort, Midtown, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Peachtree City, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The house I was in started shaking at 4:00am. Definitely was weird and didn’t feel like a train or anything.
Rockford, Tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up around 4, my dogs were going crazy. Felt like a freight truck roared by my bedroom window. Light shaking of walls
Canton / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Knoxville, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Dallas, ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland / MMI IV (Light shaking): Husband woke up around 4am saying, "did you feel that?" And the bathroom door, which was closed, started rattling.
Lithia Springs / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(89.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Calhoun TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Murphy NC / MMI IV (Light shaking): Up reading at around 3 and felt my cabin just start shaking,it was almost like I could hear it.
tn / MMI IX (Violent shaking): I was playing fortnite and won and I jumped and caused the earthquake sorry guys hahaha #1
Charleston, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Light to moderate shaking. Seemed like the earth was grumbling.
Asheville N.C. / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke me from my slee
(236 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt like a small wave going through the house. Grandfather clock chimes were clanging together.
Roanoke, Alabama (281 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened around 3:15 this morning to a slight shaking in the house I first thought it was a passing 18 wheeler then noticed pictures rocking on the wall (via app)
Woodstock, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kingston, Tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Sleeping and I woke up to my room shaking. I have listenes plates hanging up in my room and a couple of them fell off the wall.
Calhoun TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Fort Payne, Al / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke up to a loud sound and my bed was shaking.
(182.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Woodstock Ga (324.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hixson, TN. Middle valley area / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke me up, with shaking. I thought I had fallen asleep on the dryer for a split second.
Knoxville, TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking): It was simiilar to the ground rumbling when a fright train passes. Very surreal.
Cleveland, TN Lee University / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sleeping and the earthquake woke me up. The duration was around 1-2 seconds. I
McDonald TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): McDonald, TN Woke me up at 4:15 am
Dallas, Georgia / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Glass of water by bed and it rattled and my dog started barking.Dallas Georgia, Paulding County near highway 120...could not get map function to work.
North of Cartersville, GA (159.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): When I wake, I am wide awake. I had woken at 3:30am to check on my 15 year old dog. Stayed awake about 40 minutes with her and readjusted her sleeping space. As I was just lying down a little after 4am I was trying to go back to sleep when all of a sudden I felt the back side of the house where we sleep shaking. I was looking at my bedside table, the water in my glass was shaking, my whole table was shaking. I got up, ran to the bathroom and opened the window to see if it was strong winds. It sc
Cumming, GA / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(196.4 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(101.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Athens, ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Paint Rock. TN ( Kingston ) 37763 / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Cumming (187.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Woodstock, GA (173.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was already awake. The house started shaking as if a huge truck was passing by or helicopter, but it did not stop. It kept coming in waves. The mild to moderate shaking was rattling things on my dresser top and night stand. I felt movement in waves for perhaps 15 seconds. Then it finally stopped as suddenly as it had started. I knew it had to be an earthquake.
Rockwood,TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): House was rumbling and vibrating badly and all doors and windows were rattling really bad, lasted for about 45 seconds long.
Commerce City, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was in a hotel for the evening and awoke to my bed shaking. I was very confused and didn’t realize until the morning what had happened.
Estill springs tennessee (121.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I live in a double wide trailer and felt it .I thought my dog was up against my bed scratching his ear but he was in other room
Ooltewah / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Stone Mountain, GA / MMI II (Very weak shaking): It felt as though someone shook the of our second flloor home.
Athens (24.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Roswell, ga 30075 / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Out bedroom started shaking. We felt like the bed was moving.
Marietta, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awakened to the bed shaking and the bedroom door rattling.
Englewood, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was up. I heard the rumble and our house shook. I'm sure that it was only for seconds but it seemed like a very long time! We have a full-size basement and I kept wondering if our house was going to cave into the basement. Scary!
Georgetown / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Carrollton (235.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke from sleep because I thought someone was shaking my bedroom door. Entire house shook. It was over very quickly.
(189 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(240 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): My parrot fell off her perch. Hodgenville, KY
Canton (166.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The whole bed viberated and things in the house where rocking. My first ever eathquake so i dont really know how to describe it. The most terrifying experience i think ive ever had.
Ellijay Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke my cat and I up. It sounded loud outside by the window. That is what scared me was the rumble sound that was loud enough to keep my cat and I just stairing outside as to what in the heck is this. It was more sound than feeling.
Limestone / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was sitting in bed watching tv and felt my bed begin to shake at I believe around 4:00am? It startled me but only lasted maybe 10 seconds. I shrugged it off but thought to myself "do we have a ghost!?" Lol When my husband came home from work I told him about it and he said, "we don't have earthquakes in TN." So I looked it up and sure enough, WE DID HAVE ONE!! I KNEW I WASN'T CRAZY!
Athens Ga / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was asleep about 4 am and it woke me up with my heart pounding as our house shook.
Canton, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt this at 4:14 am in Canton, GA. Woke us all up (including our puppy) plantation shutters in all the rooms rattled and the bed shook. There was a low roaring sound accompanying the activity. We lived in CA for many years and knew immediately it was an earthquake!
Maryville, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was awakened from a sound sleep by the room seeming to move and a shake.
Knoxville, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Atlanta (Buckhead), GA 30305 / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awakened only me, no one else in home
Douglasville ga (297.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke us up. Felt the bed shaking. Nothing fell off walls or countertops.
Douglasville Ga. / MMI III (Weak shaking): Belted around 4:20 or so this morning should my bed woke me up
Austell, GA... (216.5 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): At 4:14 am Wednesday, my bed started lightly shaking for about 2 to 3 seconds...
Lafayette, TN (88.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hamilton, georgia (327.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Fun experience (via app)
Loudon tn / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought a truck went across the scales
Canton, Ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ooltewah TN house / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awakened at 4:13 a.m. with the house creaking and shaking. There was a roaring type noise outside.
12014 Mallard Bay Drive knoxville tn 37922 (56.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cumming, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awoke to dresser shaking and rattling
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
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Wed, 12 Dec 09:27 UTCM 3.3 / 7 km - [info] (1758 km)EASTERN TENNESSEE
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Unionville / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Walland / MMI III (Weak shaking): Thought it was hubby gently crawling into bed.
(0.7 km SE from epicenter) / not felt: Something woke me up then dog ran around barking. There was a loud noise. The dog retreated to the bed and finally went back to sleep.
Seymour (United States of America) (98 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was just a slight tremor early in the morning. It gently shook my bed and gently rattled the clock on the bedside table. It only lasted for about 20 to 30 seconds, and I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I had not been awake already. My husband was not awake and did not feel it. (via EMSC)
Blue Ridge (United States of America) (92 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I’ve never felt one so this may be an exaggeration for someone who has but it was the longest 2 min of my life praying our cabin wasn’t going to fall off the maountain. It scared me awake for the rest of the morning. After the shaking topped I looked at the clock and it was 4:18am (via EMSC)
Cookeville (United States of America) (91 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was awake when I felt the bed shaking, objects in the house were rattling and the ceiling fan was shaking as well. (via EMSC)
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Thu, 13 Dec
Thu, 13 Dec 18:46 UTCM 2.7 / 4.8 km - [info] (1820 km)- 4km W of Blaine, Tennessee
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Gallitan tn 37066 (250.9 km W from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Suddenly it felt like everything buzzed for 5 seconds
Ten Mile TN Roane County 181 Branham Hollow rd / MMI IV (Light shaking): First earthquake. Woke me from a sound sleep.
Murphy, NC (114.2 km S from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
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Sun, 16 Dec
Sun, 16 Dec 04:12 UTCM 2.7 / 22 km - [info] (1844 km)EASTERN TENNESSEE
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Englewood, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Knoxville / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Powell Tn / MMI III (Weak shaking)
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Sun, 23 Dec
Sun, 23 Dec 20:10 UTCM 3.1 / 20 km - [info] (1812 km)EASTERN TENNESSEE
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Townsend, Tn / MMI III (Weak shaking): Seen liquids moving in glasses and bottles. Only heard some sort of muffeled boom
Maryville (37.2 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I could see wine bottles on the shelves shaking very slightly and making minor noise.
(58.6 km N from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
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Mon, 14 Jan
Mon, 14 Jan 09:00 UTCM 3.0 / 13 km - [info] (1825 km)EASTERN TENNESSEE
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Shelbyville / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Smyrna Tennessee / not felt
Harriman / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Maryville (United States of America) (3 km S from epicenter)(no details): It was like a rumbling from far away that came and went quickly. My walls shook for just a moment. I was alarmed and startled, wondering what it was at first. (via EMSC)
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Wed, 16 Jan
Wed, 16 Jan 02:37 UTCM 3.0 / 13 km - [info] (1621 km) TENNESSEE
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Chattanooga, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was at work coming back in from our 240 am to 255 am break and as I was purring my stuff up in locker I felt the building shake 3 times, i thought I was just tired but I truly felt those shakes..
Seymour (229.9 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): My recliner was shaking back and forth for a few seconds.
Elizabethton, TN (322.8 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Dogs started barking about that time, between 2:30 and 3:00 am, had to make them quite down. One dog was still scared as of 7 am. Didn't know what it was that scared them.
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