Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Hamilton County, Tennessee, 9.1 mi north of Soddy-Daisy, USA, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 07:12 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Hamilton County, Tennessee, 9.1 mi north of Soddy-Daisy, USA, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 07:12 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 18 km depth

17 Oct 07:18 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
17 Oct 13:56: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.4 to 18.0 km (from 10.2 to 11.2 mi).
Date & time: Oct 17, 2020 07:12:44 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.3
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.36683°N / 85.2135°W (Hamilton, Tennessee, United States)
Antipode: 35.367°S / 94.787°E
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) W of Sale Creek (pop: 2,850) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) N of Soddy-Daisy (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) E of Dunlap (pop: 5,110) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) N of Middle Valley (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Dayton (pop: 7,380) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) N of East Chattanooga (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NW of Cleveland (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) N of East Brainerd (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Nashville (pop: 530,900) --> See nearby quakes!
824 km (512 mi) WSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 5.1°C (41 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.318 km4 Km NNW of Flat Top Mountain, Tennessee, USAUSGS
2.116 kmEastern Tennessee, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

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Seymour Tennessee / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Kitchen sink strainer rattled for about five seconds  
Arden NC / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : felt shaking and heard stuff rattling  
Knoxville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 15-20 s
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