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4.0 Earthquake In Missouri Felt In Nine States

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SIKESTON, Mo. – Only minor damage was reported after a 4.0 earthquake centered in southeast Missouri shook at least nine states, including Tennessee.

The United State Geological Survey said the quake happened around 3:58 a.m. Tuesday.

The quake was centered about 5 miles from East Prairie, Missouri. That's about 16 miles from Cairo, Illinois, close to where Interstates 55 and 57 converge.

Geological Survey geophysicist Amy Vaughan said several people in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee reported being awakened by the quake. A few residents of North Carolina, Alabama, Indiana and Georgia also felt it.

East Prairie City Administrator Lonnie Thurmond said the shaking lasted about seven seconds. Vaughan said he's heard reports of cracks in sidewalks and walls, some broken windows, and minor household damage such as rattled shelves and things falling from cabinets

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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