A 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit Tennessee early Wednesday morning, apparently sending vibrations as far as Atlanta and prompting jokes on social media.
Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake struck near Decatur, Tenn., about 4:14 a.m. It was recorded as the second-strongest earthquake to hit the eastern part of the state, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly 15 minutes later, a 3.3-magnitude aftershock shook the area, according to the Associated Press.
No injuries have been reported.
Following the earthquake, people on social media made light of it — even the Atlanta Braves got in on the fun, tweeting, “We knew that [Ronald Acuna Jr.] home run ball would land eventually...”
Earthquakes with a magnitude of 4 to 4.9 are considered “light” and usually cause only minor damage.