Minor earthquake felt in East Tennessee

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LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Did you feel it? The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit near Louisville, Tennessee, Monday night.

The quake happened at 10:42 p.m., according to the USGS, striking about 4 kilometers west-southwest of Louisville. Several WATE 6 On Your Side viewers said they felt the quake, one as far away as Farragut.

A 2.9 quake is classified as minor on the Richter scale and usually causes no damage to buildings, but can usually be felt by people. There are over one million earthquakes between 2.0 and 2.9 on the Richter scale each year.

The USGS provides an online form to report if and where you felt the earthquake.

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