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Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Rattles Southeastern U.S. In Early Morning Hours

WorldNews Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Rattles Southeastern U.S. In Early Morning HoursBefore the sun rose Wednesday, some residents of eastern Tennessee got a wake-up call. But it wasn't a friend or partner shaking them awake, it was the very ground beneath their beds, National Public Radio reports. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck at around 4:14 a.m. ET near Decatur, Tenn., about 150 miles southeast of Nashville. But Tennessee residents weren't the only ones to feel the temblor. More than 7,700 people (so far) have reported experiencing it, from Kentucky and northern Alabama to the western Carolinas. The earthquake even made its presence felt in Atlanta. "A lot of people were rattled awake — literally," Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, tells NPR....
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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Tennessee and Georgia The quake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey just after 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday. The epicenter of the quake was about 150 miles from Nashville. Tennessee hasn't experienced a quake of this magnitude in 45 years. A 4.7 quake struck East...

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