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