Thursday, April 2, 2015

Earthquake hits region Wednesday night

There was a rumbling both above and below the ground in the area Wednesday night.

As thunderstorms rolled across the tri-state region after dark Wednesday, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck along the New Madrid Fault Zone. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremor occurred at 10:51 p.m. in the bootheel of Missouri near Steele. The USGS originally labeled the shaking a 4.0 magnitude, but downgraded the measurement Thursday morning.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The USGS indicates people from western Kentucky, southern Illinois and northwest Tennessee felt the tremor.

Did you feel it? Email us your comments.