Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - Polk County, 12 mi southeast of Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA, on Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 8:10 pm (GMT -5) -

Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - Polk County, 12 mi southeast of Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA, on Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 8:10 pm (GMT -5)

Minor magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 15 km depth

21 Dec 01:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 minutes.
21 Dec 15:44: Magnitude recalculated from 1.5 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.0 to 14.5 km (from 8.1 to 9 mi).
Date & time: Dec 21, 2020 01:10:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 8:10 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 2.2
Depth: 14.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.07683°N / 84.69733°W (Polk, Tennessee, United States)
Antipode: 35.077°S / 95.303°E
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SSW of Benton (pop: 1,290) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ESE of Cleveland (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) E of Collegedale (Hamilton County) (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Athens (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of East Brainerd (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of East Brainerd (Hamilton County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Dalton (Whitfield County, Georgia) (pop: 33,900) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) E of East Chattanooga (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ESE of Nashville (pop: 530,900) --> See nearby quakes!
802 km (498 mi) WSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 7.4°C (45 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.215 km11 Km SSW of Benton, Tennessee, USAUSGS

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