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Magnitude 2.0 Earthquake Occurred Near Marston Saturday

Division of Geology and Land Survey

Small Earthquakes Occur Daily in Missouri

A magnitude 2.0 earthquake occurred at 11:02 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2011 two miles northwest of the Missouri town of Marston.  The earthquake occurred at a depth of almost nine miles and at this time, we have no reports of the event being felt.  This magnitude of earthquake is not uncommon, small earthquakes and tremors occur frequently in Missouri.  This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the New Madrid Earthquakes, when a series of three to five major earthquakes (magnitude 7.0 or larger earthquakes) occurred in the NMSZ in the two month period between December 16, 1811 and February 7, 1812.  Learn more.  –Joe

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