Eastern Kentucky Earthquake Reportedly Felt in Barrow County

The 4.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in at least 20 states according to reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Residents of Winder and Auburn reported feeling an earthquake Saturday, Nov. 10. 

The 4.3 magnitude earthquake, which was centered near Whiteburg, Ky., struck at 12:08 p.m. and lasted about 15 seconds. It was felt in at least 20 states according to reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

According to the USGS website, earthquakes in the East are typically felt over a much larger area than those in the West — an area as much as 10 times larger than the area in which a similar magnitude earthquake would be felt on the west coast.

Did you feel Saturday's quake? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

“Georgia has a history of earthquake hazards that dates back to 1811,” Chris Walsh of GEMA wrote in a 2011 post on ReadyGA.gov. “Our most severe earthquake took place in 1886, reaching 7.3 on the Richter scale. As recently as August 5, 2010, Georgia experienced a magnitude 2.2 earthquake less than 75 miles outside of Atlanta, Covington and Macon and only 10 miles from Milledgeville at Lake Sinclair.”

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