US Geological Survey

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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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.