Second earthquake rattles Bootheel area in nearly 12 hours

Second earthquake rattles Bootheel area in nearly 12 hours
The earthquake hit at approximately 12:12 p.m. (Source: USGS)

NEW MADRID COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A second earthquake was registered nearly 12 hours after a previous quake shook near the Bootheel on Wednesday, July 17.

According to the USGS, a magnitude 2.5 quake hit 5.9 miles southeast of Marston, in New Madrid County, Missouri.

The quake shook at approximately 12:12 p.m.

There have been at least four reports have been submitted to the USGS from people who felt the quake.

At approximately 12:24 a.m. on Wednesday July, 17 a magnitude 2.4 quake shook just outside of Pemiscot County, Mo.

Both earthquakes were in the New Madrid Seismic Network.

To learn more about the New Madrid County quake click here.

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