Two Small Quakes Detected in Southeast Missouri
By West Kentucky Star Staff
SIKESTON - At least two more small earthquakes were reported in southeast Missouri on Monday and Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey at the University of Memphis, the latest 2.3 magnitude quake happened shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, and was centered 5 miles southeast of Marston, and 26 miles south of Sikeston.

The USGS said it was preceded by a 1.7 quake on Monday afternoon a few miles north of the same location.
The tremors continue a consistent pattern of light but frequent activity along the New Madrid Fault. According to, Tuesday's quake was the sixth in the Bootheel in the past week, along with 26 earthquakes in the past 30 days, and 238 earthquakes in the past year.

Published 06:25 AM, Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020
Updated 11:10 AM, Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020



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