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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Small Earthquake Shakes Southeastern Missouri Early Tuesday

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook southeastern Missouri less than two minutes before 4 a.m. CST Tuesday morning.




It was a shallow quake according to the USGS- only 3.1 miles below the earth's surface- and there have been no reports of any damage or injuries.




The area affected is near the New Madrid fault- which produced several devastating quakes in the early 1800's.

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