No tremor felt in small quake detected in Kentucky-Ohio border region

Lewis County, Kentucky (WOWK) — The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said a minor earthquake struck Lewis County, Kentucky.

According to the USGS, the magnitude 2.2 quake struck at 4:35 pm Friday near location coordinates 38.425N, 83.378W.

According to USGS, the epicenter of the quake was located at:

  • 12.4 miles south-southwest of Bunsburg, Kentucky
  • 29.5 miles southwest of Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 56.2 miles west of Meads, Kentucky
  • 57.2 miles west of Ironville, Kentucky
  • 82.5 miles east of Frankfort, Kentucky

The quake occurred at a depth of about 10.5 miles and traveled a minimum distance of 20.3 miles, according to the USGS.

Six seismic stations have detected a total of 11 P- and S-wave phases in the Earth’s mantle, according to the USGS.

Spencer Adkins, 13 News Chief Meteorologistrecently spoke with a seismologist about why small tremors occasionally occur in the Appalachian region.

According to seismologists, the Appalachian Mountains have occasional fault lines. The ancient mountains have been weathered over the years and are slowly losing elevation.

Residents typically don’t feel these small quakes caused by shifting fault lines, according to seismologists.

Additionally, Lewis County 911 said it has not received any calls about tremors or earthquake-related damage.

https://www.wkbn.com/news/ohio/no-tremors-felt-during-small-earthquake-detected-in-kentucky-ohio-border-region/ No tremor felt in small quake detected in Kentucky-Ohio border region

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