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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 03:51 AM

Five earthquakes in less than an hour rattle southeast Missouri, experts say

An area of southeast Missouri experienced five earthquakes in less than hour Monday morning, experts say.

It started with a 2.6 magnitude temblor around 11:18 a.m. near Lilbourn, a small city just north of Missouriís boot heel, according to the United States Geological Survey. A mere three minutes later, a 1.1 magnitude quake rumbled nearby.

Just before 11:30 a.m., a 2.7 magnitude quake rattled southwest of Lilbourn followed by a 1.8 magnitude quake only five minutes later, the USGS says.

It would be 23 minutes before the next quake, another magnitude 2.7, shook an area just west of Lilbourn, the USGS says.

All five quakes happened within a 40-minute window.

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article235639232.html

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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 04:12 AM

1. Some action on the New Madrid fault line perhaps?

If it has a major shake things could get very "interesting."

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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 04:17 AM

2. Yes, I suspect that this isn't the type of news to read at this time of the morning.

It is a bit unsettling.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 05:02 AM

3. I believe we might be shaking things up a bit

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