Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - 10 mi southeast of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, on Monday, Aug 30, 2021 9:13 am (GMT -4) -

Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - 10 mi southeast of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, on Monday, Aug 30, 2021 9:13 am (GMT -4)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 18 km depth

30 Aug 13:18 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
30 Aug 13:41: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.4 to 18.6 km (from 12.1 to 11.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards SE.
30 Aug 18:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 18.6 to 18.3 km (from 11.6 to 11.4 mi).
Date & time: Aug 30, 2021 13:13:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Aug 30, 2021 9:13 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 18.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.38483°N / 84.43083°W (McMinn, Tennessee, United States)
Antipode: 35.385°S / 95.569°E
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SE of Englewood (pop: 1,530) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) NE of Etowah (pop: 3,500) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) ESE of Athens (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Madisonville (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Sweetwater (Monroe County) (pop: 5,930) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Cleveland (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Knoxville (pop: 185,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of East Chattanooga (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (143 mi) ESE of Nashville (pop: 530,900) --> See nearby quakes!
763 km (474 mi) WSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 22.1°C (72 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 0 m/s (0 kts)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.718 km6 Km SE of Englewood, TennesseeUSGS
2.518 kmEASTERN TENNESSEEEMSC

User reports for this quake (8)

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Etowah, TN / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : We all heard a loud noise similar to very loud thunder. | One user found this interesting.  
Reliance, TN / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : I could tell it came from the west, travelled through the house and yard in a south easterly direction on towards the river, just like a line drive wind. Mostly noise with a slight vibration and it was over almost as fast as it started. | One user found this interesting.  
County road 470. Englewood, tn. Very near the ep / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Athens, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : At first I thought it was a loud clap of thunder or some kind of loud explosion. It did shake my house. My pictures shook on the walls and glass items made a rattling noise. It only last a couple of seconds. But felt shallow.  
Athens / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Soddy-Daisy (64.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Did not feel. (reported through our app)  
Athens,TN / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Madisonville / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sounded like thunder then small bit of shaking in house. Thought it may be train crashing from a ways away. No very intense  
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