Does Knoxville ever have earthquakes? Yes, more than you might realize | Know Your Knox

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Have you ever felt a rumble underneath your feet and wondered, “What was that?” Was it caused by ecstatic Vols fans at Neyland Stadium or did the earth really quake?

Both things are entirely possible in Knoxville. Forty-two earthquakes occurred in East Tennessee between the beginning of 2023 and Dec. 7, including four near Knoxville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake database. The quakes ranged from 1.4 to 2.8 in magnitude.

 

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