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4.2 Magnitude Earthquakes Strikes St. Louis

Categories: Environment, News
Update 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey has now downgraded the earthquake to a magnitude 3.9.

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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake rattled the St. Louis region around 3:10 a.m. today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor originated near Richwoods, Missouri, (approximately 51 miles southwest of St. Louis) and could be felt as far away as Alabama. No injuries or major damage have been reported.
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earthquake.usgs.gov
The quake reportedly lasted around three to five seconds, with people reportedly hearing dishes and windows rattle and feeling the ground shake and sway.

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10 comments
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Earthquakes are a nature disaster which humans can't stop. I felt this as well when I was asleep, and this woke me up. I would share a quote:"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it."

Nightraven1313us
Nightraven1313us

Felt it in COMO, was wondering why a truck was driving through my living room. These are just warm ups that fault line is getting ready to pop.

vincheto
vincheto

I felt it, It woke me up lol. Thought I was in a cheap hotel on a vibrating bed.

LPAC
LPAC

Inland Earthquakes, typified by the New Madrid Seismic Zone and its surrounding faults, are much more dangerous than we'd like to believe. Unfortunately, we also know much less about them than we'd like to believe.

Check out this video:http://larouchepac.com/masteri...

LPAC
LPAC

Inland earthquakes, typified by the New Madrid Seismic Zone, are much more destructive when they strike than we'd like to believe. Unfortunately, we also know beans about them.http://larouchepac.com/masteri...

Zeno781
Zeno781

I FELT IT!!!!!! I KNEW I WASNT GOING CRAZY HAHA

Tomilmedia
Tomilmedia

No earthquake, just Pujolis facing more Cub pitching

Osuredleg
Osuredleg

I think that you are probably right, from what has been happening this year and then the NLE 2011 in May was about the New Madrid Seismic Zone going.  I pray for all of you within the NMSZ, because if it goes like it did 200 years ago, it won't be pretty.  Have you seen the map of what the government thinks will happen to the US coastline if it goes?  Dallas - near where I live - will either be under water or on the (new) coast.  Scary times we live in!

MattScheaffer
MattScheaffer

Wow and you guys are geologists right? Because otherwise you would just be completely talking out your ass and fear-mongering. 

Watsok
Watsok

No I think you are confused ,

It is environmentalist that talk out their ass and fear monger. These are informed good ole boys.

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