Minor Earthquake Hits Midwestern States

NEW MADRID, Mo., Dec. 18 (UPI) — The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of Friday’s 3.1-magnitude earthquake in the Midwestern United States was outside New Madrid, Mo.

KFVS-TV, Cape Girardeau, Mo., said the early morning quake’s epicenter was nine miles outside New Madrid and the quake was determined to have occurred at a depth of 5.6 miles.

No reports of damage or injuries were reported.

The New Madrid Seismic Network said the quake took place at 5:38 a.m. CST, nearly six miles northwest of Tiptonville, Tenn.

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