USGS: Quake in southeast MO now 3.6 magnitude - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

USGS: Quake in southeast MO now 3.6 magnitude

(Source: USGS) (Source: USGS)
STEELE, MO (KAIT) -

Southeast Missouri and surrounding areas shook a bit Wednesday night after an earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS originally measured the earthquake at a magnitude of 4.0, but it was changed Thursday morning to a 3.6 magnitude. 

The quake was detected around 10:51 p.m. 2 miles south of Steele, MO. USGS also reduced the classification of the earthquake to a 4 on their intensity scale which indicates "light" shaking with little to no damage possible.

There have been no damage reports in Pemiscot County, according to the sheriff's office.

In Arkansas, the Blytheville Police Department stated on Facebook they received numerous calls concerning the quake but there were no reports of damage or injury.

The quake may have been felt in parts of Tennessee and Illinois as well.

For more information about the quake, click here for the USGS website.

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