USGS: Two earthquakes, one aftershock recorded in Campbell County over three days


FINCASTLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The United States Geological Survey has confirmed a 2.4 magnitude aftershock occurred in Campbell County on Tuesday, the third in the area in three days.

According to the USGS, a 2.4 magnitude aftershock, initially thought to be an earthquake, was recorded 1.86 miles west-northeast of Fincastle in Campbell County. It took place just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at a depth of roughly 20 miles.

A USGS geophysicist tells WATE 6 On Your Side that Tuesday’s event was an aftershock of the magnitude-3.8 earthquake that had occurred on Monday.

The geophysicist also said these events are most likely occurring on the same fault line.

The aftershock comes just one day after a 3.8 magnitude quake with an epicenter in Fincastle was recorded.

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A 2.8 magnitude earthquake was also recorded near Fincastle on Sunday.

Did you experience the quake and want to make a report about it? Click here to report your experience on the USGS website.

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