KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a small earthquake shook East Tennessee on Sunday afternoon.
The 2.1 magnitude quake occurred at 4:40 p.m.
Seismic recordings placed the epicenter of the quake in a Rhea County field about nine miles north of Dayton. The field is located along Cooper Branch Road and the Detherange Branch creek and close to the Roane County line.
Its exact location was in a small fault located about 8.5 miles underground.
The Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone is ranked as one of the most earthquake prone areas of the south. Sunday’s quake ranks as one of the regions strongest tremors of the year.
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