Earthquakes rattle people in Tennessee and neighboring states

DECATUR, Tennessee —  An earthquake with a magnitude 4.4 was reported in Decatur, Tennessee, early Wednesday morning according to the United States Geological Survey.

A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.3, was reported in the same area less than 15 minutes later.

People in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Alabama reported feeling the quake, according to USGS data.

Residents near the center of the quakes saw photos and other items falling over, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department said.

There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries.



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