Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Shakes Northwest Tennessee

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Northwest Tennessee was rattled early Monday morning by an earthquake.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey a 3.2 magnitude quake happened about 6:06 a.m. 2.1 miles east of Ridgely, about 16 miles north of Dyersburg.

The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 4.12 miles (6.6 kilometers).

A series of aftershocks were recorded from 6:28 a.m. – 6:40 a.m.  2.1 magnitude, 1.7 magnitude, 1.5 magnitude and 1.2 magnitude.

Local 24 News has received calls from viewers who say they felt it.  No injuries or damage has been reported.

Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in the Mid-South along the New Madrid fault in recent years, mostly considered to be minor in magnitude.

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