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An earthquake hit eastern Kentucky on Saturday at 12:08p.m.

According to the USGS initial report, the quake was a 4.3 magnitude, with aftershocks felt as far north as Ontario, Canada.

"I just felt a little tremble like the ground was moving," said Harvey Dent, who was in Raleigh County at the time of the quake.

In West Virginia, there were reports of tremors between Glen Daniel and Huntington, but the majority of people 59News spoke with Saturday felt no movement.

"I was at Wal-Mart and I didn't feel nothing," said Lorina Bennett in Raleigh County.

The last earthquake reported in eastern Kentucky, magnitude 2.3, was on October 8, 2012. 

This earthquake is the second strongest earthquake in Ky. history. 

The strongest was a 5.2 that hit Bath County in 1980.