Minor quake rattles Loudon
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 2.6 magnitude quake 5 miles southeast of Loudon.
The USGS says the quake struck around 3:30 in the morning Thursday at a depth of 13 miles. There are no reports of any damage.
East Tennessee is one of the most active earthquake areas in the Southeast. According to the USGS, The Eastern Tennessee seismic zone extends across Tennessee and northwestern Georgia into northeastern Alabama. The largest known earthquake in this region was a magnitude 4.6 on April 29, 2003, near Fort Payne, Alabama.