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Tennessee Earthquake
Released: 7/30/1997

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 occurred in northeastern Tennessee, Wednesday, July 30, 1997 according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred at 8:29 a.m. EDT, about 15 miles southeast of Middlesboro, Kentucky or 40 miles north northeast of Knoxville, Tenn.

There are no reports of significant damage at this time.


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