Magnitude 2.6 earthquake centered in eastern Missouri

10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago Tuesday, June 06 2017 Jun 6, 2017 Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:32:00 AM CDT June 06, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

BONNE TERRE (AP) — No damage is reported after a small earthquake shook some areas of eastern Missouri early Tuesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred at 6:29 a.m. Tuesday, centered near the town of Bonne Terre, Missouri, about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

The New Madrid Fault, which produced strong earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 that were felt as far away as Boston, runs through southeast Missouri. But Bonne Terre is about 130 miles north of the New Madrid Fault, and even small earthquakes are uncommon.

 

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