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4.0 quake centered north of Poplar Bluff rattles northeast Arkansas

If you felt shaking just before 9 p.m. last night, you weren’t alone.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 was felt Wednesday in parts of Missouri and Arkansas. 

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the quake was near Williamsville, Mo. — which is about 12 miles north of Poplar Bluff. The time of the quake was reported as 8:53 p.m.

White River Now’s Facebook page received reports from residents who felt the tremor in Batesville, Southside, Cave City, Mountain View, Calico Rock, Horseshoe Bend, and Wynne. The quake was also felt as far away as Memphis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, according to the USGS.

There have been no official reports of damage from the quake.


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