2.5 magnitude earthquake reported in West Knoxville

WATE 6 On Your Side Staff - KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WATE) - Several people reported feeling or hearing an earthquake that struck Friday afternoon in West Knoxville.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was reported around 3:15 p.m. with an epicenter off Middlebrook Pike near Vanosdale Road, just north of West Town Mall.

More online: Did you feel it? Report it to USGS

An estimated 30,000 earthquakes are reported each year with a magnitude of 2.5 to 5.4 or less, according to research by Michigan Tech. They are often felt but cause little to no damage.


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