Small earthquake shakes Shelbyville, surrounding counties; no damage or injuries

2.6 magnitude earthquake in Shelbyville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A small earthquake shook people out of their beds in Shelbyville, Kentucky east of Louisville at 10:52 p.m. Monday night, Oct. 5.

Shelby County dispathers tell WHAS11 News that they had a lot of confused people wondering what happened because many were said they heard a loud explosion.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirms that at 2.6 magnitude earthquake centered 6 miles north northwest of Shelbyville is the reason for the boom and the shaking.

One caller to the main Shelby County dispatch line said it shook them out of bed. Deputies were out across the county searching for damage but found none.

One report of a natural gas smell was being checked out by the fire department.

Viewers also tell us it was felt in Crestwood, Ky.

Click here to see the impact of the earthquake. 

Here's the information from the USGS and how far these areas are from the epicenter of the small earthquake.


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