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Is there an earthquake threat in East Tennessee?
Robert D. Hatcher Jr. a University of Tennessee professor in tectonics and structural geology, said there is — but the level of the threat requires more research.
“We don’t know what the level of hazard is. We think that at least magnitude 6.5 earthquakes have occurred in East Tennessee, not necessarily under Douglas Lake, or what is now Douglas Lake. It could have occurred anywhere. We just happened to find evidence out there,” Hatcher said at a recent conference in Oak Ridge.
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