Tuesday, January 16, 2018

USGS: 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles TN/MO Border

An estimated 3.6 magnitude earthquake has occurred near Caruthersville, Missouri. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) noted the event just after 11am CST..
Some residents in extreme west Tennessee are sending social media reports that they felt the momentary quake. No damage is reported. The event gained the attention of Reelfoot lake State Park. They posted shortly after the quake struck, noting that they took notice of the event.

Nearly 30,000 earthquakes of a similar scale happen in the U.S. each year. Scientists say a magnitude 3.6 quake can be felt, but often does not cause damage. 

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This is a developing story. 

(Photo - USGS Earthquake Monitor)