Minor Quake Shakes Kentucky

(Whitesburg, KY) - The United States Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck at 10:18am CT this morning eight miles west of Whitesburg in Letcher County.

The epicenter of the quake was located a little over a half-mile under the Appalachian Mountains near the Virginia border.

No reports of damage have been reported but officials with Whitesburg Police and Fire departments said they felt the ground shake for what seemed to be about 15 seconds. The tremor was also felt at the National Weather Service office in Jackson.

Many South Central Kentuckians also reported feeling the tremor from the quake as far west as Todd and Logan counties. Additionally, there were numerous reports of tremors as far north as Cincinnati and as far south as Atlanta.


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