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Minor quake rattles rural area near Poplar Bluff

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A minor earthquake has rattled a rural section of Southeast Missouri in the Mark Twain National Forest.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor struck shortly after 5 p.m. Monday with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 -- roughly the smallest magnitude generally felt by people.

The quake was centered about 15 miles southwest of Greenville, or 17 miles northwest of Poplar Bluff, the nearest sizable population center. No damage or injuries were reported, but several people in the region told KFVS12 their homes shook slightly.

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I heard and felt this quake on cr 408 butler county . It shook my mobile home and sounded like thunder

-- Posted by JRENEAU on Mon, May 28, 2012, at 3:06 PM

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