Minor earthquakes detected in Kentucky

Published 10:04 pm Thursday, December 23, 2021

Scientists detected two earthquakes in Kentucky Thursday morning.

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake, with an epicenter near Jackson, Kentucky, was detected around 3:30 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The agency said the earthquake was detected 157 miles away in Frankfort, WKYT-TV reported.

A second 2.6 magnitude quake happened about two hours later, with an epicenter just north of Pikeville. The USGS said it was detected 73 miles away in Charleston, West Virginia.

Another mild quake was detected earlier in the morning centered around Mosheim, in eastern Tennessee, with a 2.0 magnitude.

There were no reports of damage according to the news station.