- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

STEELE, Mo. (AP) - No damage is reported from a magnitude 3.6 earthquake centered in the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri.

WSIU Radio (https://bit.ly/1F60yWz ) reports that the quake happened at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey’s website shows that the quake was centered near Steele, Missouri. It was originally said to be a magnitude 4.0 but revised Thursday morning.

Shaking was felt in six states - Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. No injuries were reported.

Southeast Missouri is part of the New Madrid Fault, where significant earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 were so strong they could be felt in New England.

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