Small earthquake detected in New Madrid County

Small earthquake detected in New Madrid County
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NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - The seismograph was busy early Saturday as it picked up a small earthquake in Southeast Missouri, according to the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information.

The 2.3-magnitude was detected around 5:40 a.m. Saturday, three miles south, southwest of New Madrid, Mo.

There has been a lot of seismic activity in recent days. At least three small earthquakes were detected Friday morning in Independence and White counties. A 2.3 was felt 12 miles south of Batesville early Friday, while a 2.2 was felt around 4:15 a.m., nine miles northwest of Bald Knob.

The third earthquake, a 2.0, was picked up around 7 a.m. Friday 14 miles north of Searcy, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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