Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Meigs County, 16 mi northwest of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 09:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Meigs County, 16 mi northwest of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 09:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 2 km depth

12 Dec 09:23 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
Dec 12 09:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.0 to 2.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2018 09:14:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.63°N / 84.75°W (Meigs County, Tennessee, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) NW of Athens (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) W of Sweetwater (Monroe County) (pop: 5,930) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Rockwood (Roane County) (pop: 5,430) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) NNE of Cleveland (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SW of Oak Ridge (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Farragut (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NE of Chattanooga (pop: 176,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Knoxville (pop: 185,300) --> See nearby quakes!
773 km (480 mi) WSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
773 km (480 mi) WSW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.12 km EASTERN TENNESSEEEMSC
M 4.49 km- 11km NNE of Decatur, TennesseeUSGS
M 4.8 kmTennesseeGeoAu

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Signal Mountain, Tennesssee / not felt : I didn’t feel it as much as hear it. | One user found this interesting.
Seymour / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My husband & I were woken up with the bed shaking & the windows rattling.
253.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt moderate vibrations in my bed. Decorations on shelves were rattling.
Dayton TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Acworth / Light shaking (MMI IV)
RicevilleTN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I herd alot of falling so I went to my livingroom and my tree fell and the ornaments fell
cleveland / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I am bullys basics itried to get out
cleveland / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I am coles ifelt it
McMinnville (42.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
113.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the earthquake and the Aftershock (reported through our app)
Decatur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
3092 N. Hunter Bend Rd. Decatur,TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened by my wholer trailer shaking.
Acworth, GA 30102 (195.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I thought someone was breaking into the house.
Etowah Tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Dogs started howling and barking.
Etowah, TN (40.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up. Could hear it and had light shaking.
Hayesville NC (91.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Grants lick / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Awoken to bed swaying lightly...like being on boat on water.
Dalton, Georgia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke to a steady strong shaking. It payed about 10-15 seconds
Flintville, TN 37335 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Powder Springs / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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.
Peachtree City, GA (250.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke me up, the door of my room shook.
280 County Road 436 Athens TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sounded like a constant roar. Last a while. Heard it coming and roar got louder.
KOA Campground, Virginia Beach, VA (796.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt room was rocking around 10 pm (reported through our app)
Rome,ga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like a train passing close by or the washer on spin cycle
Jefferson, GA / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in the recliner and it shook then the chickens outside started crowing.
Roopville, Georgia (248 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In bed, heard the house slightly rattle. Thought earthquake.
Dunwoody / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Marietta GA / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Ooltewah / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was asleep and the rumbling woke me up
Acworth Georgia (177.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
3851 Watts Bar Hwy Spring City TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Art fallen from wall (public domain)
Old Fort, TN / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I am a very sound sleeper and it jolted me awake
200.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt bed shaking lightly for 3 or 4 seconds, was semi awake and not sure it was not a dream. (reported through our app)
Clayton, Ga. 30525 (197.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
514 Pleasant Hill Road Philadelphia TN (19.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alpharetta / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : (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 of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Athens Tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke to whole house shaking violently. Closet doors feel off bifold.
DECATUR, tn / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Niota, Tennessee heard a boom and house shaking / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ten Mile Tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : vibration cats and dog restlesz (reported through our app)
Tellico Plains, TN (60.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lenoir City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sweetwater / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It felt like a numb, and then a shake.
Alpharetta Ga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Friendsville, TN / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Newnan, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The whole house shook. Objects on the nightstand were rattling.
Alpharetta / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke up and thought I was dreaming
162.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Iowa City (888.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I though there was an earthquake and there was. Could just tell. Telepathy. Or something. (reported through our app)
Gastonia NC between 4 and 4:30AM. / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Copperhill TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cleveland, Tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Etowah Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Spring city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fairview nc / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Athens, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV)
STONE MOUNTAIN / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I went to bed around 1:30a.m. Not long after that I felt a mild vibration. Like my whole house was vibrating.
Suwanee / Light shaking (MMI IV)
marietta GA (185.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me, but being from California I just went back to sleep.
1080.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A very Strange seasick sensation. All my kids were awoke, it was wierd (reported through our app)
Athens, tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I thought I felt the house shaking a bit - around 4:15am or so. Also woke the cat : )
Sweetwater tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Old Fort, TN (61.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Decatur, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Benton tn / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt tremor
farragut / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : entire house shook lightly for about 10 seconds. Woke us up.
Lawrenceville GA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jonesborough (37.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
271.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Black Mountain, NC Golf Course / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sleeping and awakened by the shake and loud roaring after.
Chattanooga, Tn 37421 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Not concerned. Knew it was an earthquake and went back to sleep
Newnan GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me at 434 am so I assume it was the aftershock in Georgia.
Cole Creek Road Dallas, Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed shook pretty good. Enough to wake me up. Scared me wasn't sure what wad gou g on!!
Etowah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was asleep and woke to the house shaking and items on my mantle moving.
Athens TN / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Winston, Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Fairfield Glade TN / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke to dishes/glasses clattering and sound of heavy knocking. Windows were creaking.
Calhoun, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
1402 county road 50, Riceville, TN 37370 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was 4:17 am. I was awaken by a light trimmer. No noticeable damages.
Signal Mountain (77.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Decatur tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very strong shaking. Woke myself, wife and startled our cat. Felt like a train going through my yard.
Subtle ky (156.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On second floor awakened by armoire doors rattling and wall making creaking noises.
Rose Hill, Virginia (164.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rhea county home (18.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Loudon, Tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Roswell, GA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light shaking on the second floor. Fell right back asleep
Murphy, NC / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke my daughter and I up from sleeping. House shook
Heflin Al / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ten Mile, TN / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Shook me out of bed and broke several picture frames.
Ten Mile TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
riceville / not felt : I was awake all night and I didn't fell it.
Decatur / Ten Mike Tennessee at Watts Bar Dam/ Lak / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
riceville tennessee / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lineville Alabama / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke my wife & I up in East Central Al.
Dayton, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shook my house and woke me up.
1869 Ward Rd, Decatur TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hixson TN (66.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Old Washington / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Woke shaking thought hard thunder but not
athens tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke wife up with doors banging
221 Tower Rd, Grandview, TN. 37337 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Murphy North Carolina / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me from sleep. Loud freight train sound, entire house shaking and windows rattling.
Sylvania, AL / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sevierville Tn. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
SPRING CITY Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was watching the good doctor and felt it.I think it was thunder
Athens, Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cleveland TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awakened from sleep. Sounded like a loud noise outside house.
Collegedale / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me; but not other adults in iur home; not children. Lasted approx 30 seconds. I went back to sleep.
Crossville tn / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hoschton Ga 30045 (202.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was around 3 am. Bed started shaking and heard a rumbling sound like a tank driving by.
732.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Nothing here, I think some people have the me to syndrome. (reported through our app)
Crossville / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Loganville / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sparta (73.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Okalona Rd Johnson City TN near Erwin. (231.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
7533 Passport Drive Ooltewah, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking inside house. Things on top of TV shaking. Floor like a heavy truck went up the hill.
284.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cornelia, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke my wife and I who are heavy sleepers. I thought she was kicking in her sleep.
Athens tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up around 4am
188 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
middle valley road / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Athens, Tn. Lee Manor Apt. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The windows shock like they could break. Didn't really know what to think.
Murphy NC 28906 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sugar Hill, Ga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ooltewah, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cleveland, TN / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sleeping and it woke me up. I heard dogs barking as well
Loudon, tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking bed and rattling Christmas ornaments
Fayetteville ga 4:17 am (338.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was sleeping it woke me up
Niota (8.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Etowah, Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Marietta, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hayesville, NC / Weak shaking (MMI III)
115.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was woke up by it. (reported through our app)
307 Breeze meadow, Fairburn,Georgia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt very weak and yet a few things fell on me
6788 old Dixie Hwy Spring City tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
17.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Definitely awoken from the shaking
Dayton Tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Georgetown,tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : OUTSIDE DOGS WENT CRAZY RATTLED THE HOUSE FOR 15 SECONDS ATHENS,TN
Douglasville, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We woke up to the room vibrating and an empty can falling off the table onto the floor.
Fort Payne, Al 35967 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
North McMinn County, Tennessee / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Niota Tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Carrollton Ga (425.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Doors shook a couple of second
KNOXVILLE (83.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dayton Tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Waynesburg my inside Casey Co ky / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Our animals always react when something is getting ready to happen
7.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Beaumont Community (95.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Arab, AL (227.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dunlap (57.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
307 breeze meadow, fairburn,ga (295.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed vibrating; house creaking.
Milton Georgia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in bed when it started I woke up and thought that my dad was playing a trick on me.
Englewood, Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV)
227 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Walnut Grove, Ga (74.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awake in my office, heard the office door closed and sounded like distant thunder
Niota / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in bed, GF was up and experienced it more.
riceville tn / not felt
28708 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Riceville TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The knickknack shelf in my bedroom rattled against the wall for a couple minutes.
Jasper Tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
teneesee-riceville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : my hole room was mistup after
Newnan, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Checked outside, not serious.
Hayesville (123 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Black Mountain / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed slightly shaking. Woke me from my sleep at 4:20am.
Alpharetta, Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it in Alpharetta, Georgia.
685.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Nope not here (reported through our app)
ooltewah, tn / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ten, Mile Tn. (19.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sumner, GA (454.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Floor vibrated under my feet. 20 to 30 seconds (reported through our app)
Hixson, TN / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I woke up with a start thinking, I wonder if this is an earthquake?
63.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Riverdale Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was SCARY OOF
485.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Knoxville (Cedar Bluff area) / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was already awake when we heard things on the dresser vibrating/rattling for at least 30 seconds or more.
Murphy, NC / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
189.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
douglasville ga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Decatur TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
China Grove, NC / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was in bed. More like a deep vibration.
(Loving)Morganton, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Etowah Tennessee / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was awake in bed and felt it and I was like was that a earthquake
East Point, Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The stuff in the kitchen are falling off the shelves, and they are calling an evacuation.
Smyrna / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Two miles north of Meigs County/Roane County line / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong enough to wake out of dead sleep about 4:15 am. Felt like bed was being tossed around or upended.
Newnan, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoken out of sleep
404.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Riceville, TN (28.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ooltewah, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Athens, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It shook our bed, but the roar was a little frightening.
COLLEGEDALE / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alpharetta,Ga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was awakened and thought some company was blasting with dynamite..Shook my room...
Roswell (300.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 4am - awakened by bed shaking and china closet rattling
Young Harris GA / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was woken up at 3:15am and could feel the house shaking
Athens, Georgia (227.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Marietta, 30066, Near sandy plains rd & Shallowfor / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Monroe GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awaken by the shaking of my bed.
Dahlonega ga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ooltewah / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Candler, NC / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Enough to wake, but not enough to keep me awake, just wondering why the power went out.
Asheville, NC / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Athens Tn County road 135 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was sleeping
44 Krog Street NE Atlanta, GA 30307 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
56.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awoke from deep sleep, bed shaking a lot.
Riceville / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up to the bed 'rolling' and squeaking. Approx. 4:15 a.m. did not last too long.
170.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it in my area (reported through our app)
Calhoun, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up when my bed shook.
Canton ga 30115 (158 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I let the dog out, and felt a small shake when I got back into bed.
Snellville / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Riceville, Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV)
146.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Newnan ga 30263 i was up after 4 am . I felt my b / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Knoxville / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed vibrating; house creaking.
cleveland / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Newnan, Ga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened from sleep due to the shaking. My entire house shook.
Murphy , NC / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Murphy,NC House violently shook for several minuted
woodstock ga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Greeneville (172 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : rattled the pictures on the wall.
Alpharetta Ga 30004 hone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Milton, Georgia (169.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up, felt like an off balanced washing machine. Shook the house.
Middle Valley Tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Clarkrange, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV)
129 McKay farm road canton nc 28716 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke up both my husband and I at 3:15 am Central. Vibrations and objects rattling.
Knoxville tn / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Roswell, GA 30075 (259.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taylorsville Ga the bed was jiggling & as soon as (170.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Brookhaven, Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed was rumbling like a mack truck was under it.
BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chattanooga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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. (reported through our app)
37920 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Roswell, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Blount Springs, AL / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Knoxville / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cleveland, TN / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke up with the bed shaking, things rattling. Lasted several minutes.
Decatur, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The house started shaking and our bed started moving around 4 AM.
Robbinsville North Carolina / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me up out of a deep sleep and scared me to death. I had no idea what was going on.
Decatur, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Alcoa TN (70.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sweetwater (26.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alpharetta, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ward road decatur / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Woodstock, GA (206.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It scared me out of a deep sleep. I had no idea what was going on.
103.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : windows rattled, bed shook slightly
Ooltewah,TN 37363 (73.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shook House. Felt on main Level & awoke sleepers upstairs. Sounded like distant Thunder. Possible 10-15 seconds?
Chattanooga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Initial jolt woke me, then the trembling continued for about 5-10 seconds.
340 Blue Springs Circle, Ten Mile, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cleveland tn / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Rockwood, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The rolling woke me up and my dog felt it too and she jumped into the bed.
East Atlanta (215.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : we were woken up by the house shaking
Canton, Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I awakened to the vibating and light shaking. It was brief. Felt like heavy vehicle traffic.
150.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
89.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
acworth GA (190 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woken at approx 4.15sm with mild shaking of the floor/bed upstairs.
185.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
226.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up, it was hard and fast
Cleveland (58.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Scottdalr, Ga / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morganton, GA (99.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
249.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
dalton (153.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : shaking of windows and walls
Murphy / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up and my dogs barked. I could hear glass rattling in the house.
Douglasville / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was woken up by the shaking of my bed pretty scary I never expirienced anything like that.
Newnan, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Knob Lick, Kentucky / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me from sleep, felt my house shake.
Knoxville, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Murphy nc / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Madisonville / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard the fireplace glass shaking and a few strange noises at 4:15 a.m.
Atlanta, Georgia (Buckhead) (216.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Marietta, GA 30064 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Blount Springs Alabama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Blue Ridge Ga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dayton, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cherry Log Ga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened me and my pets. Room shook.
Alpharetta, GA (176.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 4:00am
Carrollton, Georgia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dahlonega, GA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Villa Rica, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Feel asleep on couch woke up to Christmas tree shaking was very quick
148.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Suwanee ga / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Athens, Ga (226.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sugar Hill, ga / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It felt like a vibration or tremor, but I knew it was an earthquake.
Alpharetta / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the bed shaking and heard / felt the house.
Athens / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Athens,TN 37303 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Decatur, ga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awake, actually praying ! When the bed shook noticeably for about five seconds at either 4:15 or 4:16 am
Sweetwater, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me from sleep.
Dawsonville georgia (146 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The shaking woke us up and the dogs started barking. windows shook a little.
Newport / Light shaking (MMI IV)
manchester tennessee / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the bed shake very lightly
Athens, TN (33.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : This is the first earthquake I have ever felt. Generally a pretty heavy sleeper, but this one woke me up.
Oak Ridge, Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Allardt Tn / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke from sleep. Bed shaking.
Douglasville, GA / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lenoir City, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : UMm i felt a tiny rattle and some of my items fell off my dresser
Dayton, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard a bang and bed jumped, then heard interference on my radio
186.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Sweetwater Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hello, I’m not a lite sleeper and this did wake me up. I have to say it was a little frightening.
Temple, Ga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cleveland Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Soddy Daisy / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Canton, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Woodstock GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awakened from a sound sleep, felt like a freight train was going through my house or right by my house.
ten mile, tn / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Charleston, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Milton, GA (174.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up
Portland, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 4:16 a.m. light shaking of apartment, loud rumble outside, windows and tv moved a little.
Caney Creek RV Resort, Midtown, TN / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Peachtree City, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The house I was in started shaking at 4:00am. Definitely was weird and didn’t feel like a train or anything.
Rockford, Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up around 4, my dogs were going crazy. Felt like a freight truck roared by my bedroom window. Light shaking of walls
Canton / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Knoxville, TN / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dallas, ga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cleveland / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Husband woke up around 4am saying, "did you feel that?" And the bathroom door, which was closed, started rattling.
Lithia Springs / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cleveland TN / Light shaking (MMI IV)
89.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Calhoun TN / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Murphy NC / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Up reading at around 3 and felt my cabin just start shaking,it was almost like I could hear it.
tn / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I was playing fortnite and won and I jumped and caused the earthquake sorry guys hahaha #1
Charleston, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Light to moderate shaking. Seemed like the earth was grumbling.
Asheville N.C. / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke me from my slee
236 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cleveland, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like a small wave going through the house. Grandfather clock chimes were clanging together.
Roanoke, Alabama (281 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 (reported through our app)
Woodstock, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kingston, Tennessee / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fort Payne, Al / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up to a loud sound and my bed was shaking.
182.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Woodstock Ga (324.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hixson, TN. Middle valley area / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up, with shaking. I thought I had fallen asleep on the dryer for a split second.
Knoxville, TN / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was simiilar to the ground rumbling when a fright train passes. Very surreal.
Cleveland, TN Lee University / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sleeping and the earthquake woke me up. The duration was around 1-2 seconds. I
McDonald TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : McDonald, TN Woke me up at 4:15 am
Dallas, Georgia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
196.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
101.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Athens, ga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Paint Rock. TN ( Kingston ) 37763 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cumming (187.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Woodstock, GA (173.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House was rumbling and vibrating badly and all doors and windows were rattling really bad, lasted for about 45 seconds long.
Commerce City, GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Stone Mountain, GA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt as though someone shook the of our second flloor home.
Athens (24.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Roswell, ga 30075 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Out bedroom started shaking. We felt like the bed was moving.
Marietta, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awakened to the bed shaking and the bedroom door rattling.
Englewood, TN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Carrollton (235.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke from sleep because I thought someone was shaking my bedroom door. Entire house shook. It was over very quickly.
189 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
240 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My parrot fell off her perch. Hodgenville, KY
Canton (166.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was asleep about 4 am and it woke me up with my heart pounding as our house shook.
Canton, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awakened from a sound sleep by the room seeming to move and a shake.
Knoxville, Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Atlanta (Buckhead), GA 30305 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awakened only me, no one else in home
Douglasville ga (297.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke us up. Felt the bed shaking. Nothing fell off walls or countertops.
Douglasville Ga. / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Belted around 4:20 or so this morning should my bed woke me up
Austell, GA... (216.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At 4:14 am Wednesday, my bed started lightly shaking for about 2 to 3 seconds...
Lafayette, TN (88.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hamilton, georgia (327.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Fun experience (reported through our app)
Loudon tn / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I thought a truck went across the scales
Canton, Ga / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ooltewah TN house / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cumming, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awoke to dresser shaking and rattling
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Meigs County, 16 mi northwest of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, 12 December 2018 09:14 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 19 Dec 2018 18:11 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4.9 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2018 20:02 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4.6 km (2.9 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2018 00:24 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Dec 2018 10:41 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4.4 km (2.7 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2018 09:27 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Meigs County, 16 mi northwest of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 09:14 (GMT)
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