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Small Earthquake Reported In West Tennessee

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Posted at 7:14 AM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:40:58-04

RIDGELY, Tenn. – A small earthquake was reported early Tuesday morning in western Tennessee.

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information said a 2.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:03 a.m. in an area along Beaver Arm Road, about three miles southeast of Ridgely.

Ridgely is located about 13 miles northwest of Dyersburg, not far from the banks of the Mississippi River.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the New Madrid seismic zone of southeast Missouri and other nearby states is the most seismically active in North America east of the Rockies. Small earthquakes happen from time to time along the area. 

At a magnitude of 2.2, only a small number of people probably felt it.  

Click here for additional information regarding seismic activity in Tennessee.