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Minor earthquake rattles southeastern Tennessee, North Carolina

DUCKTOWN, Tenn. — The U.S. Geological Survey says a minor earthquake has rattled the mountainous area of southeastern Tennessee, western North Carolina and northern Georgia.

The 3.2-magnitude temblor was reported about 11 a.m. Saturday. Its epicenter was located about 55 miles east of Chattanooga, near the town of Ducktown.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported, but the agency received reports of light shaking as far away as Gainesville, Ga., about 60 miles to the south.