3.0, 2.5 magnitude earthquakes strike close to Sevierville, felt

3.0, 2.5 magnitude earthquakes strike close to Sevierville, felt by some in East Tenn.

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The earthquakes struck the Sevierville area. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) The earthquakes struck the Sevierville area. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
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SEVIERVILLE (WATE) - Two different earthquakes shook East Tennessee on Saturday morning.

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Sevier County and Jefferson County at 6:03 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was five miles from Sevierville and 25 miles from Knoxville.

A second 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 9:56 a.m. The epicenter was four miles northeast of Sevierville and 24 miles away from Knoxville.

No damages have been reported so far.

In addition to these two earthquakes, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Whitesburg, Kentucky two weeks ago on Nov. 10.  Many people felt this quake in East Tennessee.

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