A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit struck eight miles west of Whitesburg, Ky., this afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage in the eastern Kentucky area, but the quake's shocks were felt as far as Cincinnati and Atlanta. No immediate reports of damage are being reported at this time.
Kentucky has experienced earthquakes throughout its history according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake of November 9, 1968 caused the worst damage even though its epicenter was in southern Illinois.
The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia reported that items were shaken off of shelves and adds:
C.W. Sigman, who works for the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security, said residents across the valley reported feeling the quake.
The National Weather Service in Charleston said no damage has been reported.