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Earthquakes registered in Tennessee for 3rd time in last week; felt in Atlanta

DECATUR, Tenn. (WATE/AP) — Two small earthquakes rocked East Tennessee early Wednesday.

The United States Geological Survey confirmed a 4.4 magnitude quake hit the area around 4:15 this morning. Then another one, with a magnitude of 3.3, happened about 20 minutes later.

The epicenter was registered in Decatur, Tennessee in Meigs County.

WATE has received dozens of calls from people all over East Tennessee who felt the quake. We've gotten calls from Oak Ridge, Ten Mile, Sweetwater and even Gatlinburg.

There are no reports of any damage right now.

The USGS said the earthquake could be felt in Atlanta.

Wednesday morning's earthquakes came just four days after a 2.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in Roane County on Dec. 8.

According to the Roane County Office of Emergency Services & Homeland Security Facebook page, the USGS reported an earthquake around 12:30 a.m. with a magnitude of 2.7 at a depth of 19 kilometers, or 11 miles.

No damage was reported.


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