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Earthquake reported in parts of Central Kentucky

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OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky Emergency Management is reporting that an earthquake was felt near Owingsville around 5:58am Monday.

The USGS reports that the disturbance was centered near the Sharpsburg area.

Officials with the National Weather Service measured the earthquake around 2.3.

Officials with the Kentucky Geological Survey based at the University of Kentucky say they measured the quake at 2.7, but based on the measurements from the NWS they believe it was probably somewhere closer to 2.5.

Many viewers report feeling the tremors throughout parts of Central Kentucky.

Officials report that this type of event is relatively minor. However, if you notice any damage to your home, you are asked to report it to the dispatch center at 859-498-8720.


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