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A Small Earthquake Occurred Near Bardwell Tuesday Night

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A small earthquake occurred in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in far western Kentucky Tuesday night. According to the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information a magnitude 2.4 earthquake happened 6.2 miles west of Bardwell. 

NOAA Meteorologist Kevin Smith says most earthquakes in our region are below 2.5 and are hardly felt. 

Earlier this month a 3.5 earthquake occurred in Ballard County.

A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey projects an increase in short-term risk for natural earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone for 2016.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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