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Magnitude-4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee, felt in Atlanta

The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday that a magnitude-4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta.

The quake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. EST about 7 miles northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a magnitude-3.3 magnitude struck, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.


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