2.5 Magnitude Earthquake Outside Chattanooga Tuesday Morning

PHOTO: Chattanooga, Tennessee viewed from Stringer's Ridge. Courtesy -- Imilious
PHOTO: Chattanooga, Tennessee viewed from Stringer’s Ridge.
Courtesy — Imilious

The USGS is reporting that a magnitude 2.5 earthquake shook the ground just east of Chattanooga, Tennessee, early Tuesday morning, at approximately 3:43 a.m.

The quakes epicenter was in the Collegedale neighborhood, roughly ten miles north of the Georgia state line.

According to preliminary data, the quake was felt as far away as 123 miles away in Senecca, South Carolina.

Individuals in Ringgold, Georgia, reportedly gave the quake an MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) rating of III, “Felt quite noticeably by persons indoors, especially on upper floors of buildings. Many people do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Vibrations similar to the passing of a truck.”

No structural damages or injuries have been reported.

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