Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 4.3 mi northwest of Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 8:40 am (GMT -5) -

Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 4.3 mi northwest of Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 8:40 am (GMT -5)

Weak magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

29 Dec 14:07 UTC: First to report: USGS after 27 minutes.
29 Dec 18:40: Magnitude recalculated from 1.5 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.3 to 5.0 km (from 5.8 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards NNW.
Date & time: 29 Dec 2020 13:40:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 8:40 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 2
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.79483°N / 85.04033°W (Whitfield, Georgia, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) S of Tunnel Hill (pop: 877) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) WNW of Dalton (Whitfield County) (pop: 33,900) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ENE of LaFayette (pop: 7,170) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSE of East Brainerd (Tennessee) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSE of East Brainerd (Hamilton County, Tennessee) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Calhoun (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSE of East Chattanooga (Tennessee) (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Cleveland (Tennessee) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) NNW of Atlanta (pop: 463,900) --> See nearby quakes!
845 km (525 mi) WSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Mist 3.3°C (38 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) More info
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2.05 km5 Km W of Dalton, Georgia, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (24)

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30 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
2.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
2.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : On second floor of 2 story house. Felt house shake for 1-2 seconds.  
Rocky Face / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Sounded like a big piece is furniture fell down the steps  
Chatsworth / not felt : Couldn’t feel it  
Rocky Face / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Chatsworth / not felt : Couldn’t feel it  
Rocky Face / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
48 Dogwood Ln / not felt
Rocky Face / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Rocky Face, Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Rocky Face, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Awaken from sleep. Entire house shook.  
Rocky Face, Ga 30740 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Leafmore Court, Rocky Face / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : It was a big boom. Wasn’t sure at first if it was an earthquake because of that.  
Rockyface, ga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It shook my grandfather clock enought to make it chime  
Rocky Face GA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : Sounded and felt like quarry blasting.  
Tunnel Hill Ga / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Rocky Face, GA 30740 in my bedroom / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Large boom and the entire house shook  
Rocky Face / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Awoken to wide awake from a deep sleep after just 3 hours of sleep on a strong sleep aid.  
Rocky Face / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Sounded like a big piece is furniture fell down the steps  
Rocky Face / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Sounded like a big piece is furniture fell down the steps  
Rocky Face / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Dalton Georgia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : House was mostly vibrating  
Rocky face / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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