Earthquake Hits Kentucky

Good afternoon everyone. A strong earthquake was recorded around noon today across southeastern Kentucky. The USGS reports a 4.3 magnitude quake near Whitesburg in Letcher country. Here’s a map showing the location:

Minor damage reports continue to trickle in, but no major damage has been reported. The quake was felt across much of central and eastern Kentucky and as far away as Atlanta, Georgia.

This marks the second strongest quake to hit within the state of Kentucky. In 1980, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Sharpsburg in Bath County.

Earthquakes are very rare in Kentucky. Here’s a look at the seismic activity since 1973:

Have a great afternoon and take care.

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