A pair of small shakers struck along the New Madrid Fault Sunday night and Monday morning, each centered about 23 miles west-southwest of Paducah. OneThe New Madrid time bomb keeps on ticking.
occurred at 9 p.m. Sunday while the other hit at 7:21 a.m. Monday, according to Diane Noserale of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va.
The Sunday quake was a magnitude 2.7, while the Monday morning quake, initially reported as a 3.9 magnitude event, was downgraded to 3.6 magnitude by late Monday afternoon.
Monday's quake was felt in five states, including parts of Southern Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas, although no damage was reported.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Not the Big One
Earthquakes hit the Southern Illinois area earlier this week: