Minor quake in Illinois

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Southeast Missourian

A magnitude-2.9 earthquake was recorded six miles from Mount Carmel, Ill. at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. The region shook with a 5.2 temblor April 18 and has experienced intermittent aftershocks since.

Mount Carmel is less than 200 miles from Cape Girardeau. The Bootheel area has experienced 111 small earthquakes, including a magnitude-1.9 quake eight miles north of East Prairie, Mo., on June 5.

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