East Tennesseeans Jarred Awake by Earthquake

April 21, 2010

Some East Tennessee residents were jarred awake by an earthquake yesterday.

A preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake at 5:28 a.m. EDT Tuesday had strength of 3.3 on the Richter scale.

The quake was centered about five miles west-southwest of Maryville.

Kristin Parker with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in Nashville said there were no reports of injury or damage, but said the agency received a lot of phone calls reporting the shake.

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