Small Earthquake Causes Tremors in Southeast Missouri

April 2, 2008

A small earthquake near the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff Monday morning wasn’t strong enough to cause any damage.

National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Dodd says the 2.8 magnitude quake at 5:45 a.m. originated about 4 miles below the earth’s surface and was centered about 15 miles north of Poplar Bluff.

Dodd says tremors from a quake of that magnitude can barely be felt outside of the earthquake’s epicenter.

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