Earthquake Shakes Northwest Tennessee

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(Dyersburg, TN)  A small earthquake rattled parts of West Tennessee early Monday morning.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck at 1:24 a.m. Monday.

The quake’s epicenter was located along the Dyer/Obion County line about 12 miles north of Dyersburg and 5 miles southeast of Ridgely.

There have been no reports of any damage.

The earthquake happened in the same area where a 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck back on March 18.

The quake happened inside the New Madrid Fault Zone which was responsible for a series of massive earthquakes back in 1811 and 1812.


  • Jets

    You need to talk to the seismologists @ U of M and see what they think about fracking and the increase in tremors nationwide.

  • Karen H

    It has nothin to do with fracking or global warming. The Bible says in the last days there will be earthquakes in many places. Signs of the times are everywhere.

    • TheBible

      The Bible says there will be earthquakes? What a revelation. I can predict the same thing.

      There will be earthquakes! See how prophetic I am?

    • scott

      You are ignorant. Has nothing to do with fairy tale stories of an invisible man n the clouds destroying the Earth. It happened in a seismic zone. Earthquakes are common in seismic zones. Try some science and learn about the world around you.

    • Teresa

      Start in Isaiah, the Ezekiel, the Daniel, then the Gospels. If they don’t convenience you, the read Revelation. If you are still not conveniences, the I suggest you watch The Bible Series, or the Left Behind. Jesus Returning!!!! Soon Very Soon!!!!!

      • Linda Wolfe

        this has been said since Noah’s ark story. we are not ending until we end. I have had 5 different times in my life where people sold everything cause the world was ending and I have one question “why do they need the money” Buy their way into heaven or out of hell? Religion or not. We have had civilizations decimated for thousands of years that is why we keep digging up pots, bones, and walls. When and if the end of the world strikes is not going to keep me from protecting children, feeding the hungry, helping people look for jobs and finding something to smile about each day. Doom and gloom isnt going to help any one. That is what Christianity is suppose to be all about, being good shepherds to this world and those that live in it. Try it some time, oh, it is in the Bible, both old and new testaments.

  • Roland

    Speaking as a student of Geology earthquakes happen everyday most are too small to feel. It happened in a seismic zone so it’s not surprising.

  • Phil wall

    No fracking was going on when an earthquake caused the Mississippi River to run backward, forming what is now reel foot lake..

  • Ryan

    The bible???!!! Earthquakes having nothing to do with the bible. This is a major fault line that will eventually have a major earthquake.

  • Deb

    Bible is right about earthquakes. Earthquakes been here for decades. Its in your history book -the Bible. There will be some destruction, lost of life but never the end unless we human do it.

  • James frank

    It’s amazing how ignorant some people are to think we all are just happenstance. If science can prove everything why can’t they produce life. Never have never will that’s the real fairy tale. We all better hold on because the truth will be reviled!!!!

  • karen

    For all of you who comment thinking you are your own god, the book of Revelation is coming to pass now like it or not. Your ridicule is not going to change what is coming. In fact, your rejection of truth is the reason that judgment is coming to this country. Check out Matthew 24 just for the heck of it.

    Really, judgment is coming for the last time to the whole world. We just have not felt as other countries have yet.

    • Brian

      There will come a day that you will realize really how wrong you were. And at that time, it will be too late.

      • scott

        And there will come a day when you die and nothing happens and you’ll wish you had done something better with your life.

    • Donna

      OK so go ahead and spit in the face of My GOD when you do he will cast you down to the devil’s pit where you belong. Anyone who denies God will be put to death in the devil’s pit. EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND EVERY ONE SHALL BE JUDGED. BY MY GOD… my GOD died for your sins and everyone else’s he died so you can have free will and do as you please but I do tell you that you WILL BOW BEFORE HIM ONE DAY and that day is coming very soon….

      • Chris77

        Your God isn’t Jesus. How do you think people will take you seriouslywhen you don’t even know what you’re talking about. God died for noone. He is a creator.

      • badinfluence

        rawr, why don’t you do something with your life? Same question that you asked another poster. Fact is that you have so much hate in your life that you have to come on sites like this and try to bully people while you hide behind your computer.
        Are you a communist also? You want to attack people for their belief…… Who died and left you in charge? If you don’t believe in a god of any kind, that is fine, but you have no right to belittle people who do have a belief in a supreme God.
        Spell check is your friend “o educated one”

  • Tommy Westmoreland

    I would rather go through my whole life beleiving and find out i was wrong.. than go through my whole life NOT believing and find out I was wrong. as for the earth quake… next subject.

  • Tim

    Most people don’t know that the Mississippi River is actually a mile deep crack in the earth filled with highly compacted silt.

  • danielle

    . I felt it monday morning in humboldt. It woke me up. A few second rumble. I dont live near highway. Lots of fields by my house. Had no idea what it was till my mother called me about it. Kinda scared there for a min lol I pray it doesnt happen again but I know it will. They are increasing everywhere.

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