Small earthquake along Mississippi River between MO, TN

TIPTONVILLE, TN (KAIT) - A small earthquake rattled areas along the Mississippi River Sunday morning.  According to the United States Geological Survey, there was 3.30 magnitude earthquake centered around the Mississippi River about two miles west of Tiptonville, Tennessee.

The quake happened around 8:40am Central Daylight Time.  The quake was large enough to be felt locally.  There have been no reports of damage.

The earthquake is one of hundreds of small tremors that shake the New Madrid Seismic Zone from Illinois to Arkansas along the Mississippi River.  It is one of the most active earthquake zones in the United States.  The area felt two of the most powerful earthquakes in our nation's history when a series of 8.0+ magnitude quakes hit in 1811 and 1812.

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