A small earthquake was recorded in Decatur, Tennessee, in Meigs County late Wednesday night. 

The earthquake registered a 1.7 magnitude and had a depth of 4.7 kilometers, the United States Geological Survey confirms.  

There were not many reports registered with the USGS of local residents feeling the quake, its website said.

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