“While the West Coast is famous for its earthquakes, other portions of the US are also earthquake-prone. Tennessee, in particular, is more likely to see earthquakes than you may realize. There are two seismic zones that produce earthquakes in Tennessee.
“The two earthquakes reported early Wednesday morning in Eastern Tennessee may have come as a surprise to some Middle Tennesseans.
“While the 4.4 and 3.3 magnitude quakes centered near Decatur, Tennessee in Meigs County did no major damage, they were felt by some here in Middle Tennessee.
“Middle Tennessee actually sits between two different seismic zones, the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the East Tennessee Seismic Zone.
“The New Madrid Seismic Zone extends from Northeastern Arkansas into West Tennessee, Southeastern Missouri, Western Kentucky, and Southern Illinois. The East Tennessee Seismic Zone extends from Northeastern Alabama into Southwestern Virginia.”
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