ATLANTA — People in the Southeast were woken up by an earthquake early Wednesday.
Atlanta's WSB-TV received dozens of phone calls in the minutes following the quake.
The earthquake happened along the New Madrid Fault Line, which is along the Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi state lines.
The earthquake was the second strongest on record in east Tennessee, according to the USGS. The strongest was a magnitude 4.7 near Maryville in 1973.
There have been several small earthquakes in northwest Georgia over the past few years, including a 1.9-magnitude quake near Villanow, in Walker County, in August.
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