Earthquake Near Cairo, Just South of Southern Tip of Illinois, in Missouri


A 4.0-magnitude earthquake felt in four Midwestern states about 3:58 a.m. local time, but no major damage was reported. Residents in Southern Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky reported feeling the earthquake.

The following cities reported the most responses/reports of feeling the earthquake (number of responses in parentheses) …
Cape Girardeau (39)
Jackson (26)
Sikeston (93)
Charleston (15)
East Prairie (37)

People in Illinois reported feeling the earthquake as far away as Barrington, Lake Zurich and Libertyville.

Three people reported feeling the earthquake in Metropolis, Illinois about 46 miles away.

On Monday, January 30, 3012 a 2.4 magnitude earthquake occurred with in epicenter in McHenry in northern Illinois.

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