Minor quake rattles part of McMinn County
Another minor earthquake shook a section of the Tennessee Valley Wednesday night.
The 2.0 temblor happened about 10:22pm ET and was located 6.8 miles east of Etowah, Tennessee in southeastern McMinn County, according to the United States Geological Survey website.
It was 7 miles underground.
|Magnitude||Earthquake Effects||Estimated Number Each Year|
|2.5 or less||Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph||900,000|
|2.5 to 5.4||Often felt, but only causes minor damage||30,000|
|5.5 to 6.0||Slight damage to buildings and other structures||500|
|6.1 to 6.9||May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas||100|
|7.0 to 7.9||Major earthquake. Serious damage||20|
|8.0 or greater||Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter||One every 5 to 10 years|