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A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattles eastern Ky.

An earthquake registering 4.3 in magnitude was reported in eastern Kentucky at 12:08 p.m. Saturday by the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake appears to have been centered in Blackey, located in Letcher County. This was the second largest quake to hit eastern Kentucky, second only to the 5.1 quake that hit Bath county in 1980. Although the earthquake was centered in eastern Kentucky, it is reported to have been felt in seven other states, some as far away as New Jersey.

So far, only minor reports of damage are coming in to police stations and weather centers around the region. Historically, most earthquake activity in Kentucky occurs in the western part of the state, closer to the New Madrid seismic zone.

Filed under: Virginia | Kentucky | West Virginia | Weather | Around the region


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