Small Quakes Reported in NW Tenn, SE Missouri
By West Kentucky Star Staff
ELIZABETH - Two small earthquakes were reported Thursday morning - one in northwest Tennessee and one in southeast Missouri.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey at the University of Memphis, a 2.3 magnitude quake took place at 1:52 am. It was centered near Elizabeth, about 32 miles southwest of Union City or 12 miles east of Dyersburg. 

At 10:26 am, another quake took place about a mile from La Forge, Missouri, which is about 6 miles north of New Madrid. This quake measured 2.2 on the Richter Scale. 

The USGS says that these quakes are a bit weaker than the threshold of where humans can feel the ground shaking. 

No damage has been reported from these earthquakes.

Published 10:29 AM, Thursday Dec. 06, 2018
Updated 11:47 AM, Thursday Dec. 06, 2018

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