Five Small Quakes Shake Southeast Missouri
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MEMPHIS - Five small earthquakes were detected Thursday and Friday in southeast Missouri. 

The U.S. Geological Survey at the University of Memphis said the first quake happened at 1:40 a.m. about 25 miles southeast of Sikeston, and a second tremor followed at 12:30 p.m. about three miles from the first. The third quake happened three minutes later 22 miles south of Sikeston.

The tremors were measured at preliminary magnitudes of 2.0, 2.5, and 2.0, respectively.

The fourth quake, with a magnitude of 2.1, happened Friday at 2:06 a.m. The fifth quake, also a 2.1, was measured Friday at 3:10 a.m. Both hit about 31 miles east of Kennett.

The USGS says that a magnitude of 2.5 is the threshold of humans being able to detect the ground shaking.

No damage has been reported from the earthquakes.

Published 09:30 AM, Friday Nov. 29, 2019
Updated 09:21 AM, Saturday Nov. 30, 2019

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