Minor earthquake reported in Missouri Bootheel

Minor earthquake reported in Missouri Bootheel

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a minor earthquake Monday night near the Missouri town of Steele.

The quake had a magnitude of 1.9 with a depth of 8.2 kilometers, or about 5 miles.

The USGS recorded the earthquake at 1:49 a.m. UTC Tuesday, Sept. 9, UTC (8:49 p.m. Monday local time).

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a minor earthquake Monday night near the Missouri town of Steele.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a minor earthquake Monday night near the Missouri town of Steele. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

It was located 3.7 miles east northeast of Steele and about 14.5 miles northeast of Blytheville.

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The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a minor earthquake Monday night near the Missouri town of Steele.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a minor earthquake Monday night near the Missouri town of Steele. (Source: KAIT-TV)

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