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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Charlotte

WCNC-TV Charlotte logo WCNC-TV Charlotte 12/12/2018 WCNC Staff

If you felt the ground shaking early Wednesday morning, you're not alone.

People across North Carolina were awakened by a confirmed earthquake.

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The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude aftershock then struck.

The effects were felt in a slew of North Carolina cities including Morganton, Hudson and Lancaster.

There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries. Did you feel the quake?

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