published Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Kentucky quake felt in Chattanooga area

Some Chattanooga residents report they felt a 4.3 magnitude earthquake in Eastern Kentucky today.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the temblor occurred near about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, Ky., and was felt in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia as well, The Associated Press reported.

National Weather Service spokesman Jeff Carico told the AP that employees at the office in Jackson, which is about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the ground shake for about 15 seconds. He said the office has gotten a multitude of calls, but so far no one has reported any serious damage.

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