We felt it too: Earthquake in East Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The 3.8 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was near Fincastle, Tenn. but people from all over the region – from Knox County, Ky. as far south as Sweetwater, Tenn. said they felt it.

There have been no reports of damage.

The USGS said Monday evening that the Campbell County earthquake was one of 12 that the region has had in the last year.

“When the loud explosion happened, (the dog) took off running down towards the noise and then I jumped up and ran to the door. I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know if it was a plane crash or an explosion. Come to find out it was an earthquake,” Fincastle resident Jason Dotson said.

It was also the largest in magnitude measured since the 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Decatur in 2018.

UPDATE (3:15 p.m.) — The USGS has updated the Monday earthquake felt to a 3.8 magnitude.

A viewer from Grainger County, Ken Rush sent in a video of the event experienced at their home on Joppa Mountain.

USGS is asking locals “to contribute to citizen science” by reporting where they felt the event. Click here to file a report.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — East Tennesseans from New Tazewell, LaFollette, Louisville, and Powell all felt and heard an earthquake on Monday.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit just after 2 p.m. near Fincastle, Tennessee, in Campbell County.

The USGS said it occurred at 36.428°N 84.038°W at a depth of more than 20 miles.

It is the second earthquake in that area in the last two days. At 5:19 a.m. Sunday, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake was confirmed by the USGS.

This is a developing story. We will keep you updated with the latest.

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