Small Earthquake Shakes Western Kentucky

February 5, 2007

A small earthquake along the New Madrid Fault shook two towns in far western Kentucky, but no injuries or damages were reported.

The magnitude 2.9 quake, centered 3 miles northwest of Bardwell, was recorded at 5:47 p.m. CST last Wednesday, according to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information in Memphis, Tenn.

Several people in Bardwell and Wickliffe called to report the temblor, National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Garner said.

The New Madrid fault runs through several states, including Missouri.

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