CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An Eastern Kentucky earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 was felt around the Kanawha Valley shortly after noon Saturday.
The earthquake, with an epicenter in Whitesburg, Ky. -- about 111 miles southwest of Charleston -- occurred at 12:08 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program.
The quake, at a shallow depth of 0.7 mile, was in the Appalachian Mountains near the Virginia border. People in Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia also felt the quake.
A magnitude 2.5 aftershock struck the region at about 1:37 p.m., according to the USGS.
The National Weather Service in Charleston said no damage was reported, "athough, in Putnam County, there were reports of items shaken off shelves."
Emergency 911 dispatchers in Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Jackson and Wood counties reported that they received several calls. No injuries or damage was reported in any of those counties.
Boone County residents told dispatchers they felt their houses shake.
In Jackson County, residents reported feeling "a little tremor," a dispatcher said. People who live in Ravenswood and Evans definitely felt the tremor, she said.
People took to social media sites minutes after the earthquake to see if anyone else felt the ground move.
According to posts on The Charleston Gazette's public Facebook page, residents from around the region said they felt the quake.
"I thought it was mountaintop blasting at first until other people started posting about it. That was weird!" Tina Nelson posted.
Clendenin resident Jodie Burdette said, "Our windows rattled as the whole house shook."
Natalie Myers, who also lives in Clendenin, said it was a "very strong shake. It woke my husband from bed. My little girl said her mirror almost fell in her room."
Myers also said this quake was "much stronger," than the August 2011 Virginia earthquake that ran up and down the East Coast.