• 4.3 magnitude earthquake reported in Ky.
    November 11,2012
     

    WHITESBURG, Ky. — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled other states nearby.

    The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in nearby Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Georgia also reported feeling the temblor.

    National Weather Service spokesman Jeff Carico says employees at the office in Jackson, which is about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the ground shake for about 15 seconds. He says the office has gotten numerous calls, but so far no one has reported any serious damage.

    USGS geophysicist John Bellini says the quake is considered “light” and isn’t expected to cause major damage.

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