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Past earthquakes in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA: December 2021 - list, stats and map

Updated May 17, 2022 09:00 GMT -
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Quakes during December 2021:

  • 4 quakes above magnitude 2
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
During December 2021, Knoxville had 4 quakes of magnitude 2.0 or above.

Strongest quake: Mag. 2.5 | Tennessee-North Carolina Border Region -

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Friday, December 31, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 31, 2021 4:53 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 31, 2021 21:53 GMT)
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Tennessee, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 30, 2021 7:08 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 31, 2021 01:08 GMT)
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Tennessee, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 29, 2021 6:41 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 29, 2021 23:41 GMT)
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5 mi south of Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA (unconfirmed) 4 reportsMoreMap
Dec 29, 2021 12:02 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 29, 2021 17:02 GMT)
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5.2 mi southwest of Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 29, 2021 12:50 am (GMT -5) (Dec 29, 2021 05:50 GMT)
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20 mi west of Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Saturday, December 25, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 25, 2021 4:41 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 25, 2021 22:41 GMT)
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10.4 mi east of Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Friday, December 24, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 24, 2021 1:34 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 24, 2021 18:34 GMT)
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4.7 mi south of Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Thursday, December 23, 2021 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 23, 2021 3:54 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 23, 2021 21:54 GMT)
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7.2 mi northwest of Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA (unconfirmed) 2 reportsMoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 3:27 am (GMT -5) (Dec 23, 2021 08:27 GMT)
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12 mi south of Victoria, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 12:36 am (GMT -5) (Dec 23, 2021 05:36 GMT)
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9 Km NNE of Mosheim, Tennessee 1 reportMoreMap
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 22, 2021 6:10 am (GMT -5) (Dec 22, 2021 11:10 GMT)
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9.2 mi east of Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 21, 2021 7:10 am (GMT -6) (Dec 21, 2021 13:10 GMT)
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6 mi southwest of Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 20, 2021 8:24 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 21, 2021 01:24 GMT)
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12 mi northeast of Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Sunday, December 19, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 19, 2021 4:17 am (GMT -5) (Dec 19, 2021 09:17 GMT)
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Virginia, 0.6 mi northeast of Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 19, 2021 1:03 am (GMT -5) (Dec 19, 2021 06:03 GMT)
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1.5 mi east of Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
Saturday, December 18, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 18, 2021 6:12 am (GMT -5) (Dec 18, 2021 11:12 GMT)
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10.9 mi west of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA (unconfirmed) 1 reportMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 7 x 108 joules (195 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.167 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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