Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Posted at 6:03 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 06:03:15-05

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta.

The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude aftershock then struck.

There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries.