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Wake-up call

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dot Cramer, an employee of the New Madrid Historical Museum, pages through one of the Museum's many books on the New Madrid Fault Zone. Following Tuesday's 4.0 earthquake, many residents are using the opportunity to become better prepared. The Museum also has earthquake emergency kits and other items, Cramer said.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Tuesday's tremor shakes up area


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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