How to report an earthquake

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(WVLT) -- Tennessee experiences earthquakes quite frequently, some smaller, like the one that hit Rutledge, and some slightly larger, like a 3.3 magnitude quake that hit Maynardville on Mar. 5.

What can you do if you feel an earthquake in your area? You can report it to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). That group records seismic activity in Tennessee and around the world.

To report an earthquake, go here.

You may hear sounds with earthquakes. According to the USGS, many people report hearing loud "booms" along with seismic activity.

"No one knows for sure, but scientists speculate that these "booms" are probably small shallow earthquakes that are too small to be recorded, but large enough to be felt by people nearby," USGS says.

To learn more earthquake facts, go here.