Jefferson County Feels Earthquake Saturday
There was a little shaking in Jefferson County early Saturday morning. The US Geological Survey confirmed that a small earthquake hit the area at around 3:40 Saturday morning. The quake was centered about 4 miles north of Dandridge not far from the 1-40/81 interchange. The quake was at a depth of 9 1/2 miles and was felt by some Jefferson County residents around Dandridge. That quake was a 2.4 on the Richter scale…a relatively minor quake. East Tennessee including northwestern Georgia and northeastern Alabama. According to the USGS that zone is one of the most active Zones, but most quakes are relatively low on the scale. The largest known quake in that zone was a 4.6 that occurred in 2003 near Ft. Payne, Al. There was another quake in the are Sunday…that one a 2.0 located near Rogersville.