Small earthquake strikes eastern Kentucky: USGS

Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:39pm EST

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(Reuters) - A light 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled southeastern Kentucky on Saturday at 12:08 p.m. ET, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake, at a shallow depth of 0.7 mile, was in the Appalachian Mountains near the Virginia border, and centered in the rural town of Blackey, the agency said.

USGS initially reported the quake as 5.3 magnitude. Earthquakes in this coal-mining region are rare.

(Reporting by Vicki Allen)

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Comments (3)
Tammy28752 wrote:
To have been “small” and “light”, we sure felt this quake in Western NC!

Nov 10, 2012 1:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
myopicseer wrote:
Is it possible I could feel this in Lancaster Ohio (near Columbus)? I definitely felt the house move for about 1.5 seconds about 3 or 4 pronounced sways (I was on the upper floor). That was at the same time the quake happened, and I looked up the seismic map online because of the movement I felt and found this quake that happened at that same moment.

Nov 10, 2012 1:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Earthquake or dead miners rolling over in their graves???

Nov 10, 2012 1:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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