3.9 magnitude earthquake rattles nerves

(Source: USGS)
(Source: USGS)
(Source: CERI Helicorder - St. Louis)
(Source: CERI Helicorder - St. Louis)
(Source: USGS)
(Source: USGS)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a 3.9 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of the Heartland Tuesday morning at 3:10.

The USGS reports the quake was centered 15 north northwest of Potosi in Washington County near County Road 303 in a wooded area.  First reports from the USGS recorded the earthquake at a 4.2 magnitude.

The earthquake happened at a depth of 3.2 miles.

According to an employee at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, he first heard what sounded like thunder and then the whole building shook for 5 to 10 seconds.

As of 4:10 a.m. there are no reports of damage or injuries in Washington County.

The Heartland newsroom is getting calls and emails from people saying they felt this quake from all of the Heartland and beyond.  If you felt it please leave a comment below, comment on our Facebook page or send us an email at news@kfvs12.com


Geographic coordinates: 38.121N, 90.932W
Magnitude: 3.9 M
Depth: 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
Time near the Epicenter: 7 Jun 2011 03:10:34

Location with respect to nearby cities:

22 km (14 miles) ESE (116 degrees) of Sullivan, MO
24 km (15 miles) S (172 degrees) of Parkway, MO
24 km (16 miles) S (170 degrees) of Saint Clair, MO
83 km (52 miles) SSW (208 degrees) of Saint Charles, MO

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