Friday, September 11, 2015

Did you feel it? Quakes shake area

Twin 2.3 magnitude earthquakes shook the region before sunrise this morning, including one 8 miles northeast of LaCenter at 2:10 a.m. The other occurred at 5:24 a.m. in northeast Arkansas.

You probably didn't feel it, and there's little reason for panic. The shaking is an almost-daily occurrence in the area. In fact, in the last week, there have been 13 minor tremors in the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones, which most commonly affect western Kentucky. Today's quakes, however, were the largest in that time span.

You're more likely to be shaken living in northern Oklahoma or southern Kansas. There have been dozens of tremblers in that area this month alone, with several greater than magnitude 3.