Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Earthquakes Rumble Through Western Kentucky

earthquake 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/11/13) – Last week, western Kentucky and parts of southeastern Missouri and western Tennessee felt a little shake.
 
According to the US Geological Survey and WPSD-TV, two quakes rumbled through the area on Tuesday April 2, around 10:20pm CDT near Portageville, Missouri at a magnitude of 2.7. Then a few days later another struck six miles northeast of Caruthersville, Missouri which also measured at 2.7 on the Richter Scale. The Geological Survey considers the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) to be the most active zone east of the Rocky’s here in North America.
 
The location of the NMSZ run from southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, western Kentucky and southern Illinois.
 
Southwestern Indiana and northwestern Mississippi are also close enough to receive significant shaking from large earthquakes. The fault lines are hidden under 100-200 feet of thick layers of alluvium, making this hard to study these active fault lines.
 
As of this time there are no reported damages from the quakes.
 
Amber Mena
SurfKY News
Photo Provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,805.41
+127.51 (0.76%)    
2 S&P 1,964.58
+13.76 (0.71%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,483.71
+30.92 (0.69%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

County Renews Career Advancement Lease

GREENVILLE, Ky. (10/24/14) — The Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court met at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Greenville Court… Read More

Legislative Meet and Greet

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/24/14) — Muhlenberg County Public Libraries Friends of the Library invite all library… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 20, 2014 6842

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 4612

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 18, 2014 3550

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 21, 2014 3456

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 20, 2014 2886

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 2869

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 2851

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 21, 2014 2768

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2564

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 22, 2014 2350

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 23, 2014 2869

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 2013

Man Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Minor

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1922

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 23, 2014 1868

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 23, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1823

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Lisa Miller
October 22, 2014 1454

Build, Go and Grow Regional Entrepreneurship…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Patricia Wiles
October 24, 2014 1361

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Reporting Check…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1214

America Should Not Go Greek in the Bathroom

in General News For All Sites by Dr. Glenn Mollette
October 22, 2014 1142

Come Monster Mash at the Museum This Saturday

in General News For All Sites by National Corvette Museum
October 23, 2014 1138

Vocational Rehabilitation Seeks Public Input Nov.…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss