Tuesday, January 18, 2011
2.4 Earthquake on KY-TN Border
According to the USGS, an earthquake of 2.4 richter-scale magnitude has struck at a point along the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The quake happened this morning about 4am, with a reported depth of 4.7 miles.
The closest town to the quake's epicenter - about five miles from it - is Albany in Clinton County. Byrdstown, TN is about three miles away, and Knoxville about eighty.
Though they aren't always publicized greatly, earthquakes in Kentucky are relatively common, and this latest one isn't all that far from where one occurred in May 2009, along the border at Jellico, TN.