t looked like a bomb blew up in the air. I was on the second floor of the house; I didn’t see anything but I heard the boom and felt it shake the house. I actually felt it under my feet. The floors shook; I have never felt lightning shake the house like that before and we’ve been up here 20 years!”
The mystery continues in Morristown. Tuesday afternoon, dozens of residents reported the earth shook at least twice. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was not an earthquake. But the shaking was enough to prompt nearly 100 calls to 911 and even damage to one home. So what was it? 10News is trying to track down the answer. We talked to TDEC (Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation) Spokeswoman Meg Lockhart said fracking wasn't to blame. "We have zero oil or gas wells in Hamblen County, and no fracking that occur any closer than Claiborne or Campbell County," says Lockhart. A manager for Vulcan Materials in Morristown says while they do occasionally "pull a shot" to extract rock from the ground, they did not do so on Tuesday. He says they're waiting on a written confirmation from geologists, but they also do not believe the area has any natural gas deposits which could be the culprit. He says they've also investigated the possibility of methane gas contributing to the quake phenomenon, and have ruled that out. Do you have any theories? Post them in the comment section below, and we'll try to check them out.
Originally posted by radpetey
I've got one of our resident experts on the case. He will look at that last seismo link and then I will be right back.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
I have family near there. I will check with them and report back. May take some time, though.