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3.7 magnitude earthquake felt in the Heartland (MO, TN, AR, IL, KY)
WMC TV Memphis TN ^ | 03/02/2010 | WMC TV Memphis TN

Posted on 03/02/2010 3:32:15 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour

(KFVS) - A preliminary earthquake report from the U.S. Geological Survey indicates a 3.7 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1:37 p.m. CT was centered near East Prairie, Missouri.

No major damage has been reported, although many people have said they felt the quake. Students and faculty evacuated East Prairie High & Jr. High Schools as a precaution, but no damage has been found at either school.

There are reports coming in to the USGS that the earthquake was felt as far away as Lexington, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana.

The report indicates the quake was 5.1 miles below the surface of the earth.

"It was a relatively minor earthquake," said KFVS meteorologist John Dissauer. "The reason a lot of people probably felt this is because it was a relatively shallow earthquake. To compare it to the Chile earthquake that happened last weekend, that earthquake was almost 22 miles below the surface."

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson released a statement shortly after the quake saying the earthquake underscores the need for individual preparedness and government readiness for a major event in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

Location with respect to nearby cities:

3 km (2 miles) ENE (76 degrees) of East Prairie, MO

5 km (3 miles) SSW (205 degrees) of Anniston, MO

9 km (6 miles) NW (306 degrees) of Pinhook, MO

179 km (111 miles) W (279 degrees) of Clarksville, TN

219 km (136 miles) SSE (159 degrees) of St. Louis, MO


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: earthquake; usgs

1 posted on 03/02/2010 3:32:16 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Lots of rocking and rolling going on lately, it seems.


2 posted on 03/02/2010 3:35:19 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Help support a sustainable America for tomorrow. Go green by recycling Congress.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Obama made these comments today...


3 posted on 03/02/2010 3:35:43 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

bookmark


4 posted on 03/02/2010 3:36:06 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“New Madrid Seismic Zone”

Pray that one doesn’t let loose.


5 posted on 03/02/2010 3:36:19 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: dynachrome

I live in the area ,but didn’t feel any shaking.


6 posted on 03/02/2010 3:42:21 PM PST by BARLF
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To: dynachrome

If/when the big one hits that area again, we could see the creation of Lake Bootheel.


7 posted on 03/02/2010 3:42:53 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Cobra64

Have they claimed yet that earthquakes are caused by global warming.


8 posted on 03/02/2010 3:44:03 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Did the earth shift on its axia again? Everything’s been all tilted.


9 posted on 03/02/2010 3:44:55 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: BARLF

There was a 3.5 one very near where I live. I slept thru it.


10 posted on 03/02/2010 3:45:13 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Allegra

“axia” = “axis.” See? It’s that tilting thing causing these typos.


11 posted on 03/02/2010 3:45:38 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

3.7 is itty bitty. Call me when it gets up to 6.5

- Los Angeles Resident


12 posted on 03/02/2010 3:47:15 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

A 3.7 would not make the ice in your Jack Daniels clink.


13 posted on 03/02/2010 3:48:40 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: edcoil

Yea, simply ignore it...all is well...


14 posted on 03/02/2010 3:50:21 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: BARLF

I didn’t either, but I am afraid we are going to get the big one they have been talking about for years.


15 posted on 03/02/2010 3:51:09 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: edcoil

We had a 5.00 a little furthur south a few years back. Lots of shaking with that one. We, in Tennessee, are not used to earthquakes. It scared the crap out of me.


16 posted on 03/02/2010 3:53:26 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Nothing up here in the northern Illinois area (Chicago suburbs).

I felt the one a couple of weeks ago, though. My bed was rockin' 'n rollin' for about 10-15 seconds.

Leni

17 posted on 03/02/2010 3:56:53 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

We had a 3.9 in Quebec near the Ontario border last Sat. evening.


18 posted on 03/02/2010 3:58:17 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: edcoil

19 posted on 03/02/2010 4:01:38 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

Yes, known him for many years. His friends call him John.


20 posted on 03/02/2010 4:08:19 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: beckysueb

Well, take some advice from a 35 year California resident.

Just ride the waves man. 8-),


21 posted on 03/02/2010 4:09:49 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: dynachrome

“New Madrid Seismic Zone”

Yep, very bad!


22 posted on 03/02/2010 4:14:57 PM PST by Zathras
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; Travis McGee

Paging Mr. Travis McGee. New Madrid Fault is gettin’ warmed up, ready to make your novel come true...


23 posted on 03/02/2010 4:20:08 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (No more RINOS; I will vote my conscience, even if I have to write "Sarah Palin" on the ballot!)
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To: dynachrome; beckysueb
I live on the Ridge so a biggy might just remove this Ridge.

I'm sixty miles north of Caruthersville and about fifty miles west of the Mississippi.

The know it all people say be prepared , but how can you prepare for an earthquake?

I may start sleeping in my clothes;))

24 posted on 03/02/2010 4:20:37 PM PST by BARLF
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Obama is playing wild and loose with the ol’ earthquake machine.


25 posted on 03/02/2010 4:23:21 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: BARLF; Travis McGee

Sounds like you are far enuff away. FR author Travis McGee uses a New Madrid fault quake as part of his novel, “ Foreign Enemies and Traitors”


26 posted on 03/02/2010 4:26:14 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: backwoods-engineer; dynachrome

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/FESP.htm

This long excerpt describes the aftermath of a pair of New Madrid Fault quakes of Richter 8.

It wouldn’t be pretty.


27 posted on 03/02/2010 4:32:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Pajama Blogger; edcoil

“3.7 is itty bitty. Call me when it gets up to 6.5

- Los Angeles Resident”

3.7 is itty bitty. Call me when it gets up to 6.5

- Expat living in Santiago, Chile


28 posted on 03/02/2010 4:33:09 PM PST by villagerjoel ("The more I learn about islam, the more I want to eat pork." - rock_lobsta)
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To: BARLF

See #27


29 posted on 03/02/2010 4:33:46 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: edcoil

When we had the 5.00, I was sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee, hubby was still sleeping. It felt like a big close blast of dynamite but without the noise. I thought it was thunder but again, no noise. The shaking continued and my coffee spilled. It was more like the house was rocking, it seemed. I had never seen an earthquake before and it took a few seconds for it to register. I remember running down the hall yelling “Earthquake! Get up!” My husband was sitting up in bed going, “what what”. LOL He thought I was shaking the bed.


30 posted on 03/02/2010 4:34:38 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

As a teen growing up in central IN (about 35 years ago) I felt an earthquake. I went outside and looked at the house because I though someone was outside shaking it.


31 posted on 03/02/2010 5:14:36 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: killermosquito

Around 29 years ago, northeast Indiana in a big old 100 year old Catholic church for a Wednesday night Mass for my recently departed Grandfather. A 5-something somewhere and the racket from the pews in the old place was amazing, I went outside to see what was going on. Came back in and a nun from California clued me in on it.


32 posted on 03/02/2010 5:19:38 PM PST by John W
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I felt it in Cape Girardeau, Mo, but just barely. In fact it didn’t register in my mind as an earthquake, maybe more like someone doing some blasting in a quarry. On the other hand, the New Madrid fault will ruin a lot of people’s day if it really lets go. St. Louis is an old brick city and brick buildings don’t do earthquakes gracefully.


33 posted on 03/02/2010 5:29:25 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: dynachrome

Really! I read that the last time it went off in the 1800’s that it was felt as far away as Boston! I’m close enough probably for some damage so hope this is just a fluke.


34 posted on 03/02/2010 6:13:10 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Travis McGee

Wow! I could see that happening. I think we will seriously start looking for a place in the mountains in East Tennessee.


35 posted on 03/02/2010 7:15:39 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: beckysueb

Did you read that excerpt from my book? It’s pretty long, but the book is even longer....570 pages. Most of it takes place in TN.


36 posted on 03/02/2010 7:34:01 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Yes I did. Every word of it. It was very interesting. I usually don’t get into long articles like this but I did read it. I had to stop and go shopping but I couldn’t wait to get back to it. My husband and I are seriously talking about selling our house in town and moving to the mountains and preparing for a disaster. We have felt a sense of foreboding for a long time now. Even if nothing happens, we will be living out our years close to our daughter and grandaughter and great grandson just like we wanted to.


37 posted on 03/02/2010 8:37:36 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: beckysueb

Given a choice between east or west tennessee, I’d go WAY east!


38 posted on 03/03/2010 4:30:21 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Yep. East. To the mountains.


39 posted on 03/03/2010 6:05:16 AM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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