NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A 2.5 magnitude earthquake in Tennessee has been recorded by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
According to the USGS, the quake took place near Englewood in East Tennessee on Thursday morning.
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The event marks the 17th earthquake in the last week to hit the state. From last Friday through Sunday, the town of Ridgely in West Tennessee near the Mississippi River experienced 16 earthquakes, though the majority were aftershocks from an initial 2.1 magnitude earthquake.
Thursday's earthquake took place near one of two seismic zones in the state. This one was reported near the Southern Appalachian Seismic Zone which stretches from northeastern Alabama into east Tennessee and southwest Virginia.
The previous earthquakes took place near the well-known New Madrid Seismic Zone which stretches from Arkansas along the Tennessee, Missouri line and Illinois/Kentucky line.