New Madrid fault

Small Quake Rattles Western Kentucky

Apr 3, 2013

Parts of southeastern Missouri, western Tennessee and western Kentucky got a little bit of a shake overnight.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.7 earthquake rumbled through the area around 10:20 p.m. CDT Tuesday.

WPSD-TV in Paducah reported the epicenter registered southeast of Portageville, MO. That area is in the New Madrid seismic zone, which the Geological Survey considers the most active zone in North America east of the Rockies.

There were no damage reports from the quake.