Earthquake in the Smokies

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Great Smoky Mountains reported that an earthquake took place in the park yesterday. Here's the post from their Facebook page:
Park officials confirmed the detection by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) of a magnitude 2.2 earthquake approximately 1 mile east of Mt. Le Conte and ½ mile south of the Brushy Mountain Trail and Porters Creek Trail area today at 9:08 a.m.

LeConte Lodge staff did not experience any effects from the minor quake. The Smokies is a moderately geologically active area, with one to three minor earthquakes occurring yearly in the region. To date, none of this movement has caused any adverse impact on park visitors or facilities. Details of todays quake can be obtained from the USGS website and an interactive geology map is available on the park’s webpage at:


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