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Earthquake reported in parts of Region 8

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – An earthquake along the New Madrid Fault Line rattled a few homes Tuesday afternoon.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 3.7 earthquake hit southeast Missouri around 1:30 in the afternoon.

The quake's epicenter was about 2 miles east of East Prairie, Missouri. The depth of the quake was about 3 miles deep.

No major damage has been reported, but many people report feeling the quake. Students and faculty evacuated the East Prairie High and Junior High Schools as a precaution, but no damage was reported to the school.

Reports to the USGS say the quake was felt in parts of Lexington Kentucky, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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