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3.2 Magnitude Quake 40 Miles SW from Knoxville
« on: May 10, 2006, 08:48:19 AM »
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Earthquake Details
Magnitude 3.2 (Minor)
Date-Time Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 12:17:29 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 8:17:29 AM
= local time at epicenter
 
Location 35.530

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 08:52:47 AM »
Yeah, there are occasionally tremors in the mountains of East TN.

The fault that everyone is really concerned about, though, is the New Madrid Fault, which runs through the extreme northwest corner of West TN, around Reelfoot Lake.  That could cause a serious earthquake for much of the midsouth in the future.

In addition to weather, I used to have an interest in seismology, as well.  :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 09:02:06 AM »
Yeah, that USGS site is pretty interesting.  I guess having an interest in this geological activity kind of goes hand in hand with the weather.  The New Madrid fault line is the biggest reason why we opted for Earthquake insurance too.... :shock:

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 01:34:04 PM »
Yeah, that's what made the "land between the lakes" area if I'm not mistaken.  A big one back in the day made the Mississippi River flow backwards or something.  I remember there was one about 3 or 4 years ago that woke us up.  Pretty freaky if you've never felt one.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 02:07:04 PM »
The East Tennessee area is full of faults due to the fact that it was once a plate boundary.  Faults remained in that area and build up strain.  I don't know if it has enough power to do major damage, but I know that it's on the same general system as the fault northwest of New York City, which will produce a severe quake in that region in the next 100 years.  The New Madrid fault is the biggest concern, but a major earthquake won't likely happen there for at least a century.  Maybe a 6.0 or 6.1 (which is not so bad, but considering that no building here has been retrofitted) is possible in the next fifty years, but even that's a bit of a stretch.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 02:47:41 PM »
Land Between the Lakes are just the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers dammed up to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.  This was created by TVA, not an earthquake.   :wink:

Three powerful earthquakes in the winter of 1811 and 1812 did create Reelfoot Lake, however.  The land sunk in the area and flooded.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2006, 08:10:06 AM »
Ahh...I knew there was something there, I just had my wires crossed!  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2006, 02:36:12 PM »
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Ahh...I knew there was something there, I just had my wires crossed!  :lol:

Reelfoot Lake in West Tn was formed by a HUGE earthquake back in the day.  It was formed when the Mississippi flowed backwards.

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2006, 11:17:17 PM »
FYI,

Here is an interactive map of recent earthquakes recorded in the Central and Eastern U.S.: http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/recenteqs/.

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3.2 Magnitude Quake 40 Miles SW from Knoxville
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2006, 05:43:15 AM »
Cool!!  That's a little easier than going to the USGS site all the time.  It's amazing how many 'little quakes' there are DAILY in this country.

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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2006, 07:24:23 AM »
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== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==



Region:                        EASTERN TENNESSEE                                              
Geographic coordinates:        35.629N,  83.422W
Magnitude:                    3.1 M
Depth:                        5 km
Universal Time (UTC):         16 Jun 2006  00:57:26
Time near the Epicenter:      15 Jun 2006  20:57:26
Local time in your area:      15 Jun 2006  19:57:26

Location with respect to nearby cities:
  12 km (8 miles) SE (146 degrees) of Gatlinburg, TN
  15 km (9 miles) SSW (194 degrees) of Pittman Center, TN
  22 km (14 miles) SE (145 degrees) of Pigeon Forge, TN
  61 km (38 miles) SE (129 degrees) of Knoxville, TN
 257 km (160 miles) WNW (290 degrees) of JAARS, NC



This event has been reviewed by a seismologist at NEIC
For subsequent updates, maps, and technical information, see:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/uspaad.php
or
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey

 

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