Regional
12:59 pm
Fri September 17, 2004

Earthquake Felt In Kentucky

Middlesboro, KY – An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale has been felt in southern Kentucky. The National Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado reports the tremor's epicenter was 45 miles west-southwest of Hazard. That's also 25 miles north-northwest of Middlesboro.
Geophysicist John Bellini says the fault is one of several in the area that have not been named and are listed as "unknown". The quake was felt in Laurel, Knox, Knott and Whitley Counties.
There are no reports of damage. The epicenter of the quake was reported near the Leslie County town of Helton in the Daniel Boone National Forest.