Small quakes recorded in East Tennessee
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 06, 2014 | 1392 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two small tremors were recorded by the United States Geological Survey early this morning.

The first was centered near Loudon and measured 2.6 on the Richter Scale, according to USGS information.

The tremor occurred around 3:30 a.m.

A second tremor was recorded 30 miles north of Cleveland, in Spring City.

That small quake registered 2.1.

USGS monitors during the weekend recorded a tremor in Greenback.

n Bradley County officials are investigating the disappearance of three calves late last week.

According to a report filed by deputy Earl Pike of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Eddie Housley of a Georgetown Road address said the calves had been contained in his barn.

Housley told Pike he originally had five calves and kept them in separate stalls inside the barn.

When he went to feed them, he noticed the three small heifers missing.

Housley said the calves were valued at $1,000, due to their size.

n A portable air compressor and compound bow were taken during a burglary at an Ayers Drive address.

The theft was reported this week, according to deputy Doug Graham.

Gary Dansby said the items had been stored in his outbuilding.

Dansby also found someone had disturbed several items in his pickup truck.

The missing bow and compressor were valued at $150.

Jason York of a Waterlevel Highway address said someone took a pressure washer and two chainsaws from his outbuilding.

Graham also filed a report for York.

According to his report, the theft was discovered Sunday.

York told the deputy the last time he saw his Stihl and Husqvarna chainsaws and Force pressure washer was in mid-February.

York was able to provide serial numbers for one of the saws, according to Graham.

The missing equipment was valued at $800.

Investigation is continuing.