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How Likely Is an Earthquake in Midwest, South? The Big One Could Be Coming

The question is not if a massive earthquake will hit more than a half dozen states that border the Mississippi River, but rather when it will happen. 

A minor earthquake early Wednesday that centered on Decatur in East Tennessee about 60 miles southwest of Knoxville was felt into Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. 

“A 4.4 magnitude earthquake is a reminder for people to be prepared,” said John Bobel, a public information officer for the division of emergency management in Kentucky’s Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. People see indoor objects shake with magnitude 4 to 4.9 quakes, but the quakes generally cause little to minimal damage. 

Read more at USA Today

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