OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An eastern Kentucky county felt the rumblings of a small earthquake, but officials say the trembler produced no damage to the rural area.
Bath County Emergency Management Director Stephanie Stewart told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/Jl2PXM ) most residents heard a rumble Monday morning and thought it was thunder.
The Kentucky Geological Survey estimated the quake at about 6 a.m. Monday as a magnitude 2.7.
About 17 quakes have been identified in the area over the years. Scientists aren't sure why earthquakes occur in the area in the eastern coal fields section of the state.