Earthquake Reported in Eastern Missouri

June 8, 2011

An earthquake shook parts of Missouri and southern Illinois early in the morning on June 7.

The United States Geological Survey says the 4.2 magnitude earthquake was centered about 14 miles east of Sullivan in Franklin County. Sullivan is about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis.

The earthquake, which was 3.2 miles deep, hit about 3:10 a.m.

The USGS says the temblor was felt as far west as Columbia, Mo., and as far east as Carbondale, Ill.

KSDK reports that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received several calls about the earthquake but no reports of damages or injuries. The Sullivan Police Department also reported several calls but no reports of damage.

The Kirkwood Police Department says it got at least a half-dozen calls from people who say the ground shook.

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