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Morning Earthquake Rattles Southeast Missouri

JUNE 15, 2004 - Posted at 1:38 p.m. CDT

 

NEW MADRID, MO - A light earthquake shakes parts of southeast Missouri early today as most people slept.

Officials say there were no reports of damage or injuries from the magnitude 3.7 temblor about 3:30 this morning.

The National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was centered about 15 miles west-northwest of New Madrid in Missouri's Bootheel.

The quake was felt around Sikeston, about 25 miles north of New Madrid.

The New Madrid fault is the most active fault in the U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains.  It straddles the Mississippi River for more than 100 miles along the southeastern border of Missouri.

Three giant earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 devastated what were sparsely populated areas near New Madrid.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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