Earthquakes hit Kingston, Blaine

Published: Dec. 13, 2018 at 3:01 PM EST
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A 1.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Kingston around 10:20 Thursday morning, while a 2.7 hit near Blaine at around 1:45 p.m., according to the USGS.

Two quakes have comes one day after East Tennessee's second largest earthquake on record hit in Decatur around 4:14 in the morning.

That 4.4 magnitude earthquake jolted people from sleep and could be felt as far away as Georgia.

Officials received more than 6,000 reports from people who felt the relatively larger quake.

Smaller earthquakes are common in Tennessee. The state is situated along two fault lines, the New Madrid fault line in West Tennessee and the East Tennessee Seismic Zone.