Mag. 2.1 earthquake - - 11km NNE of Decatur, Tennessee, on 2018-12-19 13:11:02 -05:00

Mag. 2.1 earthquake  - - 11km NNE of Decatur, Tennessee, on 2018-12-19 13:11:02 -05:00

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

19 Dec 21:06 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 hours and 55 minutes.
Date & time: 19 Dec 2018 06:11:02 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-19 13:11:02 -05:00
Magnitude: 2.1
Depth: 4.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6075°N / 84.7225°W (Tennessee, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Niota (McMinn County) (pop: 718)
22 km (14 mi) NNW of Athens (pop: 13,700)
24 km (15 mi) W of Sweetwater (Monroe County) (pop: 5,930)
29 km (18 mi) S of Rockwood (Roane County) (pop: 5,430)
34 km (21 mi) WNW of Madisonville (pop: 4,780)
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Kingston (pop: 5,850)
153 km (95 mi) E of Murfreesboro (pop: 126,100)
190 km (118 mi) N of Sandy Springs (pop: 105,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.14.9 km- 11km NNE of Decatur, TennesseeUSGS

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Cleveland / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was outside working in the yard. I tend to be very sensitive to a quake right before I feel the actual physical effects. The only way I can describe it is that it feels like the air pressure is rapidly changing. Same thing about a week ago at a little after 1 am.
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