Earthquake

Environment
8:24 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Geologists Say Earthquake not Cause by Fracking

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Geologists say the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky over the weekend was not induced by the region's underground mining activity. The epicenter was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, in the heart of Kentucky's coal country, where underground mining and surface blasting are common.

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Science
8:14 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Earthquake Shakes East Kentucky Over Weekend

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake centered in Kentucky also hit at least eight other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, near the Virginia line.

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Disaster
7:50 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill

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State and local emergency officials in Tennessee are holding a drill this week to test their response to a catastrophic earthquake.

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Safety
10:06 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Earthquake Resolution Passed

The Paducah City Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday supporting the reevaluation of western Kentucky's status on the National Seismic Hazard Map. The map currently rates the area's propensity for earthquakes as high as Los Angeles or San Francisco. However, Zhenming Wang and James Cobb of the University of Kentucky have been reviewing the methodology used to create the map. Their new methods could lower western Kentucky's seismic risk.

Earthquake
6:41 am
Tue February 21, 2012

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Southeast Missouri

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Some area residents may have felt a rumble this morning as US Geological Service officials say a magnitude 4 earthquake took place in Southeast Missouri. Reports say the quake started around four o’clock this morning, about 5 miles north of East Prarie, Missouri. The epicenter was around 3 miles deep. There are no reports of damage at this time.

Regional Headlines
12:38 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

People Around the Region "Shakeout" in Earthquake Drill

Tomorrow is the 200th anniversary of the last of the big New Madrid earthquakes that occurred from 1811 through 1812.  To mark the date, emergency management officials are holding their second annual large-scale earthquake drill.  Kentucky and Indiana are among 9 states that are directly taking part in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout.   Kentucky's Earthquake Program Manager, David Davis, says there are two reasons for the exercise. He says,

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