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A 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit east Tennessee about 12 miles south of Knoxville during the early hours of Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
“Light shaking” was reported around 4 a.m. in Maryville, a city of about 27,000 people where the effects of the quake were concentrated, reported the Knoxville News Sentinel. No damage has been reported yet.
Earthquake - East - Tennessee - Seismic - Zone
The earthquake happened in the East Tennessee Seismic Zone, a relatively active earthquake area that includes parts of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, according to USA Today.
Tennessee’s biggest earthquake also happened near Maryville in 1973. It was a 4.7 magnitude quake, reported the Knoxville News Sentinel.
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