Magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattles northwest Tennessee

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UPDATE 10:30 a.m. – The magnitude of the earthquake has been upgraded to 3.7.


DYERSBURG, Tenn. ( – A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Tennessee early Wednesday morning.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was 7.5 miles north northwest of Dyersburg.

The quake happened just before 6 a.m. and has been felt as far east as Jackson, Tennessee and north into parts of Kentucky.

A Local 24 News viewer in Covington says it shook enough that it woke her up.

The seismometer graph from The University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) shows in green when the quake hit.

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