4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Eastern Kentucky
No serious damage reported; felt in 3 other states
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 10, 2012 12:19 PM CST
File photo.   (AP Photo/Shabbir Hussain Imam)

(Newser) – An earthquake centered in Kentucky rattled at least three other states this afternoon, the US Geological Survey reports. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee reported feeling the temblor. A National Weather Service spokesman says employees at the office in Jackson, about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the ground shake for about 15 seconds. No reports of serious damage have come in so far.

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Eastern Kentucky is...
4%
10%
48%
1%
3%
34%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 24 comments
Gramps_43
Nov 11, 2012 6:25 PM CST
New Madrid fault. Read about it in book entitled "When the Mississippi ran backwards". The Missouri New Madrid earthquake of the 1800's, I believe, was in fact much, much worse than the original San Francisco quake and fires. Quite a book.
Antagonist
Nov 11, 2012 4:34 AM CST
What the Frack?
right2dave
Nov 11, 2012 12:28 AM CST
It is reported that a number of cousins were knocked off each other during sex.