3.0 magnitude earthquake recorded in East Tennessee

Posted at 4:44 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 06:47:06-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 3.0 magnitude earthquake that hit eastern Tennessee early Monday morning.

The USGS said the earthquake struck at about 4:00a.m. EST near the town of Alcoa. That town is southwest of Knoxville.

At this point, it's unclear whether anyone was injured or if there is any damage.

NewsChannel 5 will update this story as new information becomes available.