Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rare earthquake hits coal-mining region of Kentucky


Disaster Report: M 4.3 moderate earthquake hits Eastern Kentucky, USA today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Original Post: Natural Disasters List November 10, 2012 
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Update 18:25 UTC
Following USGS, tremor was felt across Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

Update 18:15 UTC
USGS has updated Eastern Kentucky earthquake - depth now calculated at 18km or 11mi. 2 Mi NE of Vicco, KY.

Update
One of our visitor from Cincinnati Ohio writes, "We were driving in our vehicle and the water bottle sitting on the floor under my leg had strange ripples going through it, so much so that I thought an animal was in the car and had rubbed against my leg!! This was at about 12:40 pm. Initially I just thought it was really bizarre because we had not hit any bumps or unevenness in the road to cause the movement, then after getting home we saw an earthquake had hit the KY area a little while before our incident."

Update 17:58 UTC
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake in  Kentucky in 1980 is the strongest in the history of Kentucky. It was felt over all or parts of 15 States and in Ontario, Canada. Damage occurred in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Update 17:52 UTC
Most of the temblors in Kentucky in past have occurred in the western portion of the state, near the New Madrid seismic zone.

Update 17:49 UTC
Following USGS PAGER MAP, Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Whitesburg and Cumberland. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Hazard, Appalachia, Wheelwright and Jenkins. People of Kingsport, Johnson City, Knoxville, Lexington-Fayette and Lexington will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.

Update 17:45 UTC
Earthquake in Kentucky was felt as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Update 17:42 UTC
The epicenter of this quake is in the Appalachian Mountains near the Virginia border. Note that earthquakes in the coal-mining region of Kentucky are rare.

Update 17:40 UTC
We are getting some felt reports from Franklin, North Carolina too.

Update 17:35 UTC
Tremor was well felt in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina.

M 4.3 moderate earthquake shakes Eastern Kentucky, USA today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 13 km (8 miles) W of Whitesburg and 92 km (57 miles) NW of Bristol, Tennessee. It was 0.7 miles deep.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
17:08 UTC (local time Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter location

13 km (8 miles) W of Whitesburg, Kentucky
75 km (46 miles) NNW of Kingsport, Tennessee
88 km (54 miles) NE of Middlesboro, Kentucky
92 km (57 miles) NW of Bristol, Tennessee

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