Fourth earthquake in last 30 days felt Monday
Yes, that was an earthquake you felt Monday afternoon.
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake occurred just outside of Fincastle, in Campbell County, at 2:12 p.m. Monday afternoon, Jan. 20.
The quake was recorded at a depth of approximately 22 miles and was felt in Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maryville, and Knoxville.
It was the second such occurrence in two days. A 2.8 magnitude quake was recorded in Fincastle Sunday morning around 11.
There were no reports of damage from either of the earthquakes.
According to the United States Geological Survey seismologists, the Sunday quake was 21 miles deep.
The Richter Scale measures seismic activity on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being that most dangerous and rare.
A 2.8 magnitude earthquake is common and not considered to be dangerous.
Monday’s quake was the fourth recorded in central East Tennessee in the last 30 days, the USGS reported.