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Shake, Rattle & That’s All

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Ozarks Wednesday night. Local residents from Summersville to Willow Springs to Raymondville to Thayer reported feeling the effects. 
The quake occurred near Poplar Bluff, 4.5 miles south of Williamsville at 8:53 p.m., according to the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI). A 2.5 magnitude quake centered almost 7 miles south of Williamsville followed later that night at 9:40 p.m. The initial quake was the largest magnitude observed in six months of data collection by CERI. 
Local experiences with the event ranged from feeling nothing at all to feeling the entire house shake. The most dramatic observations came from the eastern-most parts of this publication’s coverage area: Mountain View residents reported walls shaking, cabinets opening, and audible rumblings. To the west, readers reported smaller effects that were easily attributable to the wind, or to children.
No property damage or injuries were reported.
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