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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Earl Burnette, a retired geologist and amateur seismologist, is seen at Cibola High School in Yuma, Ariz., Monday, Feb. 11, 2008.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta. | AP file photo

DECATUR, Tenn. — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta.

The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. about 7 miles northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a 3.3-magnitude aftershock then struck.

There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries.