22nd earthquake since mid-December big one recorded Monday near Alcoa

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Yet another earthquake shaking parts of East Tennessee Monday morning, the 22nd event since the first big one on Dec. 12.

Monday morning’s earthquake was first reported at 4 a.m. as a 3.0 on the Richter Scale,  but later was reported as a 2.7 magnitude earthquak recorded abou half a mile southeast of Alcoa.

It was recorded at a depth of 12.7 kilometers. 

There have been a series of smaller earthquakes since December in East Tennessee. 

The biggest one being on Dec.12, 2018, which also saw a lot of aftershocks. 

The earthquakes are occcurring on or near our local fault zone – called the “East Tennessee Seismic Zone.” 

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