St. Louis Public Radio News
10:11 am
Fri December 18, 2009

Small quake rumbles southeast Missouri

Cape Girardeau, Mo. – No damage is reported, but a small earthquake centered in southeast Missouri rumbled parts of four states early Friday.

The magnitude 3.1 quake happened at 5:38 a.m. along the New Madrid fault line and was centered near the Tennessee and Kentucky state lines. The quake was also felt in Arkansas. Some people in Cape Girardeau reported feeling strong jolts.

Earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 along the New Madrid fault were so strong they could be felt in New England.