It was the largest quake to hit along the New Madrid fault in the past four months and over 25 people across the Midwest reported feeling it Sunday! The Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information confirms a 3-point-3 tremor struck 4-miles northwest of Tiptonville, Tennessee at 8:40 Sunday morning. Twenty-six people felt it from Oklahoma to Indiana, including one response from Jackson, Missouri. It’s the biggest quake since the 3-point-9 that hit north of East Prairie in February. Center education director Gary Patterson tells KZIM KSIM this one struck in a pretty remote part of Tennessee, along the Reelfoot Fault. Patterson says the quake was relatively deep at 5-miles below ground, so it probably wasn’t felt far out of the immediate Midwest. It created light shaking with no injuries or property damage reported. Reelfoot Lake was formed when the region subsided during the New Madrid Quakes of 1811-12. TheMississippi River flowed backward for 10 to 24 hours to fill the lake.
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