JOPLIN, Mo. — Reports from the USGS Wednesday evening state a 4.0 magnitude earthquake was located NW of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, at 8:53 p.m.
If you felt it you can submit your citizen scientist location and reaction. As of 11:30 p.m. Wednesday nearly 4,000 people have submitted their experiences.
The earthquake reportedly was felt off and on in seven to 10-second intervals. No significant damage has yet been reported.
One was also reported near Wagoner, Oklahoma, Wednesday evening but it was determined to be readings from the Poplar Bluff quake earlier.
Two seismographs from the Center of Earthquake Research and Information ( University of Memphis). One is sensor near the Poplar Bluff MO (Very noisy) The other is from Broseley MO, (clearer trace of earthquake at bottom (in green)). pic.twitter.com/UZfE7qheIh— NWS Paducah, KY (@NWSPaducah) November 18, 2021
The variability of how earthquakes are felt (and recorded) can vary widely. Here is the seismograph located immediately behind the NWS Paducah Kentucky office.. Personnel at the office did NOT feel the earthquake around the time it occurred. pic.twitter.com/cUjzUl1oZP— NWS Paducah, KY (@NWSPaducah) November 18, 2021
Then a 3.0 earthquake was reported near Salina, Kansas, at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
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