4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Western Missouri - KOAM TV 7

4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Western Missouri


Residents in Western Missouri are talking about an earthquake that hit the region this morning.

The quake measured 4.2 on the Richter scale and was centered about 14 miles east of Sullivan, Missouri.

That's about an hour southwest of St. Louis.

People as far west as Columbia, Missouri and as far east as Carbondale, Illinois could feel the quake.

"It was a rumbling noise. And I got up out of bed because I knew he was up and came in to the kitchen and the dishes in the cabinet were shaking and I was watching them shake and I went into him and I says I think there's been an earthquake and he said no, I think it's an explosion."

"Were you scared? Uhh, I didn't have time to think about being scared. I thought it was an explosion that was very close. Uh, the first thing I did was look out towards my propane tank. It was all okay, so I looked at all the neighbors then."

"We felt the tremble. Nothing fell. Um, you know, it wasn't, uh, it it was just kind of an awkward feeling, an unsettling feeling."

Yeah, my daughter had woken us up about 3 o'clock. I hadn't fallen asleep yet. Um, yeah, and I think it was about 10 after 3, I was watching tv. The house started shaking. I rolled over to my husband and said I think we're having an earthquake."

There are no major reports of damage.

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