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Five earthquakes in less than an hour rattle southeast Missouri, part of the New Madrid Seismic Zone

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Lilbourn, Missouri is currently hit by a swarm of earthquakes

Dawson White
The Olympian
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:28 UTC

Lilbourn, Missouri is currently hit by a swarm of earthquakes

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Lilbourn, Missouri is currently hit by a swarm of earthquakesAn area of southeast Missouri experienced five earthquakes in less than hour Monday morning, experts say.

It started with a 2.6 magnitude temblor around 11:18 a.m. near Lilbourn, a small city just north of Missouri’s boot heel, according to the United States Geological Survey. A mere three minutes later, a 1.1 magnitude quake rumbled nearby.

Just before 11:30 a.m., a 2.7 magnitude quake rattled southwest of Lilbourn followed by a 1.8 magnitude quake only five minutes later, the USGS says.

It would be 23 minutes before the next quake, another magnitude 2.7, shook an area just west of Lilbourn, the USGS says.

All five quakes happened within a 40-minute window.

The area near Lilbourn is part of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Quakes along the fault line have been felt across the south and Midwest in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, the department says.

Experts say the zone is responsible for what are believed to be North America’s most intense earthquakes — ranging in magnitude from 7.0 to 8.0 — which caused the Mississippi River to run backwards in the early 1800s, the department says.

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    Martin Harris

    I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of theCONTrail.com community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

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