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Magnitude of small earthquake recorded near Reelfoot Lake upgraded

According to the USGS, a magnitude 2.4 earthquake was recorded at 12:48 p.m. on Saturday.  The...
According to the USGS, a magnitude 2.4 earthquake was recorded at 12:48 p.m. on Saturday. The yellow star on the map indicates the location of the epicenter, which is just east of the Wynnburg community and close to the Obion County line.(Source: USGS)
Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 1:46 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2022 at 7:24 AM CST
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LAKE COUNTY, Tenn. (KFVS) - A small earthquake registered in Lake County, Tennessee shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 22.

The first report from the USGS showed the earthquake was a magnitude 2.1, but later Saturday night, the agency upgraded the quake to a magnitude 2.4.

According to the USGS, the earthquake was recorded at 12:48 p.m. just east of the Wynnburg community and close to the Obion County line.

This is south of Reelfoot Lake.

As of Sunday morning, there are at least two reports of someone feeling the quake. One report was out of Matthews, Missouri, nearly 30 miles west of the epicenter. The second report came from Tiptonville, approximately 5.5 miles northwest of the epicenter.

The USGS reports the quake was nearly 2.5 miles deep.

For more information on the earthquake, click here for the details reported by the USGS.

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