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.”