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Largest earthquakes in or near Blount, Tennessee, USA, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated May 1, 2022 11:21 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 10 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 72 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Since 1900, Blount has had 2 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 10 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 72 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 3.8 | 33 mi N of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.2 | 7.6 mi SE of Victoria, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 3 or higher (84 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
2020-01-20 14:12:11 -05:00 (Jan 20, 2020 19:12 GMT)
3.8

35 km
1809 km (1124 mi)33 mi north of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA 295 reportsMoreMap
2019-07-17 10:23:28 -05:00 (Jul 17, 2019 15:23 GMT)
3.0

14 km
1838 km (1142 mi)Tennessee, 16 mi south of Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky, USA 6 reportsMoreMap
2019-03-05 15:56:02 -05:00 (Mar 5, 2019 20:56 GMT)
3.4

17 km
1837 km (1141 mi)9.9 mi north of Blainville, Grainger County, Tennessee, USA 258 reportsMoreMap
Jan 14, 2019 09:00 GMT
3.0

13 km
1825 km (1134 mi)1 mi southeast of Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee, USA 11 reportsMoreMap
Dec 23, 2018 20:10 GMT
3.1

20 km
1812 km (1126 mi)12 mi east of Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA 11 reportsMoreMap
Dec 12, 2018 09:27 GMT
3.3

7 km
1758 km (1092 mi)15 mi northwest of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA 187 reportsMoreMap
Dec 12, 2018 09:14 GMT
5.1

2 km
1757 km (1092 mi)16 mi northwest of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA 3468 reportsMoreMap
Apr 29, 2018 22:32 GMT
3.1

21 km
1868 km (1161 mi)7.8 mi northwest of Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA 9 reportsMoreMap
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 07:03 (America/New_York) (Nov 24, 2012 11:03 GMT)
3.0

7.1 km
1863 km (1158 mi)4.9 mi northeast of Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA 3 reportsMoreMap
Apr 20, 2010 09:28 GMT
3.3

2.2 km
2.8 mi southwest of Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA MoreMap
Nov 1, 2009 17:01 GMT
3.0

25 km
2 mi southeast of Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA MoreMap
Aug 31, 2009 14:07 GMT
3.3

14 km
Blount County, 7.5 mi south of Farragut, Knox County, Tennessee, USA MoreMap
Aug 1, 2009 13:38 GMT
3.2

5.4 km
11km NE of McCaysville, Georgia (USA) MoreMap
Jan 27, 2009 11:20 GMT
3.2

26 km
2.6 mi northeast of Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky, USA MoreMap
Dec 18, 2008 00:05 GMT
3.3

9.5 km
7.5 mi southwest of Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA MoreMap
Jun 23, 2008 23:30 GMT
3.1

8.8 km
12km ENE of Varnell, Georgia (USA) MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 9.8 x 1012 joules (2.72 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2338 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Blount Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Blount?

The last earthquake in Blount occurred 2 years ago: Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - 33 mi north of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA, on 2020-01-20 14:12:11 -05:00.

How many quakes were there in Blount since 1900?

Since 1900, Blount, Tennessee, USA had 84 quakes up to magnitude 5.2.

What was the strongest quake in Blount since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Blount since 1900 occurred 106 years ago: Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 7.6 mi southeast of Victoria, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA, on Monday, February 21, 1916 at 23:39 GMT.

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