(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
SIKESTON -- In addition to waking some Southeast Missouri residents from their sleep, Tuesday's early morning earthquake also served as a wake-up call to prepare for a major event.
A 4.0 earthquake was reported early Tuesday five miles north northwest of East Prairie, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:58 a.m.
"My husband at first thought it was tornado," Valerie Causey of Bertrand said about the quake. "... He looked outside and realized it wasn't. It sounded like a big bang -- like thunder -- and it felt like it shook for a long time."
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