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3.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Dyersburg, Tennessee; no damage, injuries reported so far

USA TODAY

A early Thursday morning, according to theֱU.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake hit around 3:19 a.m. local time about 4 miles south of Ridgely, Tennessee, about 13 miles northwest of Dyersburg and about 150 miles west of Nashville, according to the USGS.

According to the USGS, light to moderate shaking could be felt around the region, including as far south as Memphis and as far north as Carbondale, Illinois. The quake hit at a depth of about 4.5 miles, according to the agency, and no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

According to theֱ, there is not one magnitude above which damage will occur. It depends on other variables, such as the distance from the earthquake, what type of soil you are on, building construction, among others. However, the USGS says damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

Gabe Hauari is a national trending news reporter at USA TODAY. You can follow him on Xֱֱor email him at Gdhauari@gannett.com.