Two earthquakes with a difference of 13 minutes occurred in the South-Eastern United States

Not managed the Southeast United States to recover after a powerful winter storm that covered the region with snow, as came a new challenge. On Wednesday morning, December 12, in the Eastern part of tn happened 2 earthquake, the echoes of which are felt in several neighboring States.

As reported in the USGS (United States Geological Survey — USGS), the epicenter of the earthquake was not far from DECATUR (County Meigs).

Felt #earthquake (#sismo) M4.4 strikes 51 km N of #Cleveland (#Tennessee) 8 min ago. Please report to:

— EMSC (@LastQuake) December 12, 2018

The first earthquake of a magnitude of 4.4 points was recorded in 4.14 local time. According to the National weather service of the USA (National Weather Service — NWS), it was the second-most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the East of the state. A second earthquake of magnitude 3.3 points occurred 13 minutes later.

Echoes of tremors were felt hundreds of miles from the epicenter in Atlanta (GA), Alabama, Kentucky, North and South Carolina.

As described in the Sheriff’s office County Meigs, houses falling objects, but according to preliminary information, serious damage or casualties, fortunately, no.

Small earthquakes in the southeastern States for the last several years is not uncommon. So, in August, in Georgia, in the County of Walker, an earthquake of magnitude 1.9 points, and in January, the County Catoosa (GA) were registered tremors of 2.7 points.