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Southern Appalachia sees spate of small earthquakes
AP ^ | 6/20/5 | Katie Allison Granju

Posted on 06/20/2005 8:24:18 PM PDT by SmithL

The National Earthquake Center reports an earth tremor this morning measuring 3.9 near Clinton, Kentucky in Hickman County.

The earthquake at around 7:21 am was felt in four states and was the second in under 12 hours in the area.

It was centered nearly on top of the Mississippi River.

Dispatcher Marie Hart at Kentucky State Police post in Mayfield says it felt as if the floor was moving. She said it was like the floor turned to water for a few seconds.

An earlier earthquake about 15 miles away registered 3.0 on the Richter scale.

Quakes of 4.0 occur only about once every 18 months or so in the New Madrid fault region. There have been three this year with the latest earlier this month near Ridgely, Tennessee.

But researchers say that does not mean another one is likely soon or a bigger one is on the way.


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: appalachia; earthquake; newmadridfault; wholelottashaking
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1 posted on 06/20/2005 8:24:33 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
How do they figure that this quake is in Southern Appalachia ?

Magnitude 3.6 WESTERN KENTUCKY 2005 June 20 12:21:42 UTC

2 posted on 06/20/2005 8:32:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This reporter needs a geography lesson. 'Southern Apalachia' is like North Georgia to say, North Carolina.


3 posted on 06/20/2005 8:35:41 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (...a sheep in wolf's clothing)
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To: SmithL; Berosus; blam; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ValerieUSA

[singing] "We ain't fakin', whole lotta shakin' goin' on."


5 posted on 06/21/2005 11:09:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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