Volume 53, Number 33

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 18, 2016

Earthquake in Kentucky shakes Pickett County

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that an earthquake with a 4.3 magnitude occurred in eastern Kentucky Saturday, November 10th. Many Pickett County residents felt the trembling that lasted for several seconds, but no damage was reported.
According to the USGS, earthquakes occur on faults within bedrock miles deep, while infrequent, can occur anywhere at irregular intervals.
Normally a magnitude of 4.0 in the eastern United States can be felt as far as 60 miles from where it occurred. This one, considered to be a light earthquake, was felt even as far as Columbus, Ohio and to Atlanta, Georgia which is 252 miles away.

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