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Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - EASTERN TENNESSEE on Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake  - EASTERN TENNESSEE on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Dec 12 09:43: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.3.
Date & time: Wed, 12 Dec 09:27:08 UTC
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.61°N / 84.75°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Raton-Clayton (1758 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
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Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Wed, 12 Dec 09:27 UTCM 3.0 / 5.1 km- 11km NNE of Decatur, Tennessee[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
Unionville / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Walland / MMI III (Weak shaking): Thought it was hubby gently crawling into bed.
(0.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / 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.
Oliver Springs, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke me up, and I wondered if I was feeling an earthquake. The things on my built in the wall shelves were shaking. It felt like I was shaking a bit in bed, too - like my bed was. I'd never felt one before,and I was very groggy, though. So, I assumed I was imagining things and fell back asleep. Pretty cool knowing I was right.
Kingston, Marble Bluff -Home / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened by vibrations/shaking of my bed. There were noises like a roaring of some type and windows in bedroom rattling. Thought something was wrong with the heating system downstairs below my bedroom. Lay there for awhile to make sure there wasn’t any more noise. Checked in the morning and found everything ok. Never experienced an earthquake so didn’t expect this to be the problem. A friend asked me if I had experienced the earthquake that morning. Didn’t know that was what I experi
Crossville TN 38558 / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(29.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chatsworth, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): The bed was shaking and woke me up but I had no idea it was an earthquake.
Dawsonville GA (149.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(209.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Walland, TN (89.4 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up to the bed shaking, which didn't last more than a few seconds.
Henderson County, NC (208.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I thought it was a snowplow going by in the early morning, until I read about the quake. Mostly noise.
Huntsville, Al / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Madisonville, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Farragut / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awaken by the loud sound and my bed was shaking. The floor was vibrating, I could feel it as I walked. Items on the walls were vibrating. It sounded like a very low flying airplane and it seemed to go on for several minutes. Everyone in the house woke up.
Carrollton, Georgia / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
athens tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): so i woke up and felt the bed shake i thought it was my cat
(402.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
(142.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Arlington, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Suwanee, GA / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Crossville, TN (48.3 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Only a few seconds, sensed a shudder but nothing rattling. (via app)
Knoxville, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke up to use the bathroom and layed back down in bed and then my bed started shaking and I realized it was an earth quake and a glass fell off the counter and broke downstairs in the kitchen
Ranger, ga 30734 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was woke by rumbling and shaking which started on the northeast side and moved south.
Athens tenness5 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Heard low rumble . I was awake heard the rumble my four poster antique bed sits on hard wood floors..and the bed shook. My cat meowed loudly and jumped down and wouldn't come back.i waited for another..but none came.
(69.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Cleveland TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My whole apartment and bed were shaking and I woke up annoyed trying to figure out who was jostling me awake. Then I realized everything was shaking
Flowery Branch / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke my wife and I immediately, lasted about 5 more seconds.
Ranger, Georgia (150.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke us from our sleep; our dogs ran off the porch, barking
Spring Hill TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Greenville SC 29605 / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Woodstock, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sound asleep and sat bolt upright.
Marietta ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(66.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Knoxville TN 37923 / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened by the bed shaking.
(73.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Fairfield glade, Tennessee 38558 / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking. Some rattling
Riceville (27.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland Tn / MMI IV (Light shaking): At 4:15 I was asleep and all the sudden I felt shaking and woke to realize that the whole house was shaking and concluded we had an earthquake
(169 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sounded like rumbling wave, clearly knew what it was.
Acworth (173.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Clyde, NC 28721 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): It woke me up at 4:15. I thought it was my cat jumping on bed, but he wasn't in my room. I actually turned on the light and checked click. It was a slight shaking.
Chatsworth Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Etowah tn / MMI III (Weak shaking): Me and my ol lady felt it for 15 to 20 seconds sounded like a train off in the distance
Walland, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was on the second story of a house on a chair, when I felt what seemed to be two people running hard and fast on the same floor.
(183 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mineral Bluff, ga (86.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Rumbling noise sounded like large truck passing but grew in intensity, lasted about fifteen seconds
Easley, SC (273.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): It woke me up. Second floor bedroom. Mild shaking for a few seconds
Sweetwater / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): awoke because the entire bed felt like someone jumping on it, thought the house was haunted
Chattanooga, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Never experienced earthquake before but was awoken to what sounded like my garage door being messed with. My dog didn’t bark but was on high alert.
Jasper tn / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Copperhill, TN (77.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(51.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up to what I thought was the clothes washer off balance. I then realized the washer is on the other end of the house in the garage. I also don’t wash clothes @ 4am unless I’m sleepwalking while trying to be more time efficient. First earthquake I’ve ever felt. This includes 6 years total that I lived in Fresno and Los Angeles CA.
(95 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Niota, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Canton, GA / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Awoke to windows and doors rattling, dog barking.
dartmoor drive, Fairfield glade, TN 38558 (47.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Wright environmental education center / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Charlotte NC / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt a quick tremor - only a few seconds. but definitely felt it on our second floor.
McDonough, Georgia / MMI III (Weak shaking): Me and my daughter both felt our beds and room shake for about 5 to 10 seconds Woke us both up out of our sleep… My daughter was screaming “mommy… Why is my room moving. “
28173 / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Rock Spring GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(174.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Atlanta, GA (203.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke to shaking bed. Wasn’t my wife violently sobbing. Check. I wasn’t having yet another heart attack. Check. I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash. Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. When what to my wondering eyes did appear? A wandering giant catfish, spreading pro:Christmas cheer! Merry pre-Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Pre-Christmas Earthquake Catfish (public domain)
Chattanooga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sale creek tn / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Knoxville TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Monterey Tennessee (107.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up shaking bed windows rattling. Dogs were barking.
Alexander City, Alabama / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was awoken by a light shake and rattle about 3:15am in Alexander City, Alabama.
Lawrenceville, GA (307.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened by mt bed shaking violently for about 5 to 10 seconds. Very scary. Can't get back to sleep.
Roswell Georgia (44.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Light shaking woke me up. Shook bed and lamps.
MORGANTON, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up to rumbling that would equate to living next to a railroad. Lasted a little over a minute. Pets also were awaken and alarmed to the noise and vibrations.
East ridge tn / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Hampton ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Franklin Georgia / MMI III (Weak shaking): House shaking few seconds around 4:17
Roswell / MMI IV (Light shaking): Had just awokened. Bedroom suddenly shook. Grabbed husband’s hand. He felt it too. Lasted a few seconds. Wondered if it was a truck driving by or if it was windy outside. But guess we felt aftershock from earthquake in Decatur, TN.
Graysville, Lewis Chapel Rd off of Hwy 111 / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought it was the ER helicopter at first but then realized it was an earthquake. It was a very low rumble that you could feel and hear.
Oldfort / MMI IV (Light shaking): I awoke to the sound of our bathroom window rattling and felt the bed shaking. I told my husband it was an earthquake.
Dunwoody, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cleveland (54 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sweetwater, Tennessee. / MMI IV (Light shaking): It started with a sound like a long peel of thunder, then my apartment felt like it was sliding around. It lasted about 10 t0 30 seconds.
Copperhill, TN (68.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dacula ga. (198.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Philadelphia, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking, noticeable noise and some electronics interference
Alpharetta (176 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Dogs barked, walls and beds shook, glassware rattled, felt as if someone were briefly battering the wall for 3-5 seconds.
(189.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Benton Tn (56.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Live in 100+ year old house, which means it wobbles easily. I thought a large animal was running on the porch. Shook my bed. Dog began barking.
Woodstock (169.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gatlinburg, TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Walls shook a bit. Sounded like something bumped against the house.
Madisonville TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): The cats and dog all alerted. Cats ran through the house. It was long lasting shaking and rumbling.
Atlanta, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dayton tennessee / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt rumbling and bed and walk shook woke me up
Knoxville / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was strong
Rockford, Tn 37853 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Knoxville / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was standing in my kitchen and first heard it then the windows started rattling and some dishes in the cabinet rattled.
sweetwater, tn 37874 / MMI IV (Light shaking): My husband and I were both awake and felt it. I'm from California and have experienced up to 7.1, so I knew it wasn't bad. I was actually surprised to see that it could be over 4. We haven't noticed any damage and I doubt that there is any, but we will check, especially since our house is brick and we live on a fairly steep hill. It was around 3:30 a.m. I think maybe 3:40 or so.
Cleveland, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke from sound sleep with house shaking. The walls and ceiling were making cracking sounds.
Madisonville (31.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Woke Every one in my house up even my son that don't wake up for anything. My dog was going crazy and barking and crying had things fall off shelves my doors opened up on some of my cabinets. Scared everybody to death!!!
Woodstock GA / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt and heard rumbling. Lasted about 20 seconds.
Dayton / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Murphy NC 28906 (87.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Georgetown, TN (29.3 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Dayton, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Roswell, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Powder Springs (195.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up to the house lightly shaking. My brother woke up as well but my parents slept through it. I have a glass on the table and it rattled quite a bit. Never experienced an earthquake before so it was nerve racking to wake up to.
Alpharetta / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me up and my heart is racing! Windows rattling/tapping. Lasted maybe 10-20 seconds. Lots of neighbors on Nextdoor woken up and posting about it.
Stone Mountain, Georgia. / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt slight shaking on upper floor in Stone Mountain Georgia.
Sweetwater, TN (46.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): We woke up to the loud rumble and house shaking. It lasted nearly a minute.
Carrollton GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke the whole house,
Copperhill Tenn. / MMI IV (Light shaking): Loud boom , then hard rumbleing. It lasted for a minute or two. Shaking and rumbling loudly. 4:15 am 12 / 12/18 wed.morning.
Milton,ga (171 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Rattling windows for about 20 seconds. No noise
home, s forsyth county, GA (173.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): sitting at desk upstairs in woodframe/brick house. Noticed computer monitors & water bottle shake slightly (but definitely noticeable) for 3-4 secs.
Crossville TN United States / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Suwanee / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up from sleep
Hermitage / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awake from using the restroom, was trying to go back to sleep, felt the couch moving in a slight rocking motion, heard rattling.
Shiloh rd Decatur tn (5.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt it and Jumped out of bed it sounded like thunder at first but it lasted way to long for that. I thought it may have been an explosion
(198.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Alpharetta Georgia (221 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): In Alpharetta Georgia , shaking - definitely a quake- moved from California
Cumming GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up from sleeping, moderate shaking, objects stayed in place thankfully.
Jamestown Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Farragut,TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Hixson, TN (61.5 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Approximately 4:17 am our house shook
Dahlonega / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Kingston, TN... at least a 4. Long roller. Lasting / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Calhoun, GA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was laying in bed and it started shaking bad.
ClarkrangeTn / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was watch TV on the couch and heard a load sound like a car hitting my home. The house shook for about 15-20 seconds then stopped.
Cumming, GA Northside Hospital (310.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): vibration and rumbling on the 8th floor
Temple, GA (211.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was watching TV in my basement and heard a rumble and what felt like my house shaking.
30033 (206.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Clemson, sc / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke me up from sound sleep
Jackson's Gap, AL / MMI IV (Light shaking): The entire house was rocking
Chattanooga TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It woke me up from my sleep
McMinnville / MMI IV (Light shaking): I am no stranger to earthquakes. I grew up in California, and was in Hayward in Oct 1989 when we had a big disastrous one. This one lingered longer than I expected. I’ve felt two others since moving to TN 20 years ago. They were a long time back and seemed to be very short and small. This one was a bit longer and a tad strong than those it seemed.
Louisville, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened from sleep to my bed vibrating back and forth. It’s lasted about 10-15 seconds.
(103.7 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(16 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Bed shook Woke the dogs up I’m in Zirconia, NC
Marietta, Ga 30062 (182.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): The windows rattled.
Crab creek area, Hendersonville, NC (204.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Dishes rattling, Awakened from sleep, Felt long
Marietta GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Knoxville / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Near Mark Anton Airport, Dayton, Tn / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was shaking for it seemed like a couple of minutes. The doors in our house were vibrating. It seemed to be strong then ease up a little but then got worse again for a few seconds. My friend lives two hours away in Georgia and she said she felt it.
Fayetteville, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in my bedroom upstairs in bed and felt a tremor up the house. The house and windows creaked and the ground lightly rumbled for about 20 or 30 seconds or so before stopping.
Benton, tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I live in a camper and I thought our neighbor was shaking it to wake us up.
Birchwood, Tennessee (36.2 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Buford,Ga / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I happened to be awake, and the whole house shook.I checked to see if a car had driven into my house.
Asheville, NC / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sleeping and woke up to doors/windows rattling. I looked at a clock and recorded it at 4:16am.
Ellijay, Ga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Evensville, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Acworth Ga (173.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me from sleep
Ball GROUND / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Everything in house shook. Dog barked trying to locate cause. Lasted about a minutr
Woodstock georgi (162.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dahlongha (138.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Cleveland tn (53.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke hubby and myself out of sleep.
Athens, TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sale Creek (37.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up. House shaking a little and windows and things rattling.
Carrollton, Georgia / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke up to the house shaking. Nothing destroyed.
Buford GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up. Furniture was shaking
37405 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Loudon, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Talking Rock, Georgia / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shook house
Lenoir City / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Awoken by wreaths on the windows shaking, bed shaking, books fell off a shelf, medals vibrating against the walls, lasted for about 30 seconds.
Canton, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Decatur tn / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Scared me to death but my husband and son slept right through it
Marietta (182.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me and my husband up, house shook for a min
spring city Tn / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Jasper, Georgia / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Woke up felt like heavy wind blowing against house.
Chattanooga, Tennessee / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was awakened by the bed shaking lightly
Woodstock, Ga / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Awoke from light sleep with mails shaking. My husband felt it as well
Vonore tn / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Calhoun ga / MMI IV (Light shaking): The ground under my feet shook my desk and belongs and chairs.they all shook for about 5 seconds you could tell it was a earthquake.
Dahlonega ga / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(170.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up and my entire bed was shaking for a solid 5-7 seconds
Acworth, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dayton / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Rome, GA (163.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Greeneville tn / MMI II (Very weak shaking): 4 yr old was awake or I probably wouldn't had felt it
Cleveland / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Roswell Ga / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
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)
Tunnel Hill (United States of America) (89 km S from epicenter)(no details): My cat apparently felt it cause she started scratching at door and woke me up before the 2nd one (via EMSC)
McCaysville (United States of America) (77 km SE from epicenter)(no details): My husband and I both woke up to the vibration and rumbling sound that sounded like thunder in the distance. We heard the stuff hanging on our bedroom walls moving but wasn't strong enough to wake our baby. (via EMSC)
Cleveland (United States of America) (58 km S from epicenter)(no details): Si, la cama se movió completa por un corto periodo. (via EMSC)
Athens (United States of America) (22 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt the ground and house shaking and heard the rumbling (via EMSC)
Ball Ground (United States of America) (145 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt this shaking from this one (via EMSC)
Townsend (United States of America) (86 km E from epicenter)(no details): Townsend Tn, thought a tree was falling on the house. Woke the birds up and shook ceiling fan and beds. Also Woke everyone up! Tried standing up quickly to see what it was but fell back into the couch lost balance. Lasted 3 1/2 to 4 Seconds (via EMSC)
Chatsworth (United States of America) (91 km S from epicenter)(no details): Woke at 4:14 am 12/12/2018 ... knew what it was as lived n CA .... felt many (via EMSC)
Kingston (United States of America) (37 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Kingston TN (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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