Magnitude 2.6 earthquake shakes South Holston Lake early Sunday morning, USGS reports


UPDATE: USGS officials updated the report, changing the location, magnitude and depth of the earthquake. According to the new report, the magnitude 2.6 quake’s epicenter was near Creamery Drive at a depth of 2.8 miles.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – According to a United States Geological Survey (USGS) report, an earthquake took place Sunday morning in Washington County.

According to the report, the quake measured at magnitude 2.6 with an epicenter just off Creamery Drive.

The report says the earthquake itself occurred at a depth 2.8 miles around 6 a.m. Nov. 21.

Anyone living in the area is encouraged to submit citizen science data to USGS here by describing what they felt at the time.

As of 9 a.m. on Nov. 21, community survey data says the impact was around a Level 3, which is considered weak with no damage expected, according to USGS.

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