LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A light but shallow North Carolina earthquake today 2013 struck near Tennessee and Georgia. The North Carolina earthquake today June 6, 2013 started just before sunrise. No reports of injuries are expected.
Officials tell news that a 2.5 magnitude North Carolina earthquake began this morning at 5:58 am EST. The quake however had virtually no depth. USGS indicates to news that the North Carolina earthquake began just four miles below ground level.
The quake was centered near two state lines. USGS indicates to news that the North Carolina earthquake was seven miles west of the state town of Cullowhee. It was however also forty-two miles southeast of Sevierville, Tennessee. The quake was roughly fifty miles west of Asheville and Hendersonville in North Carolina. But officials also tell news that the quake was one hundred twenty-three mils northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.
Earlier this year, a Tennessee earthquake struck the same region. And in 2012, another Tennessee quake could be felt in Atlanta.
First, in November 2012, a Tennessee earthquake began five miles northeast of Sevierville and nine miles southwest of Dandridge. The quake could also be felt in Pigeon Forge and twenty-three miles southwest in Morristown. Officials also told news that quake was twenty-five miles east of Knoxville and one hundred fifty-eight miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.
Then, in March 2013, a Tennessee quake began seven miles east of Pikeville and eight miles north of Graysville. Officials also told news that the quake was twenty-nine miles northwest of Cleveland and thirty-seven miles northeast of Chattanooga. The quake reportedly was only one hundred thirty miles north of Atlanta, GA.