Anyone Feel the Muhlenberg Earthquake Thursday Morning?
Don't ask me the question posed in the headline. For some reason, I don't feel earthquakes below a certain Richter scale measurement.
Several years ago, we had one around here that measure 5-something, but I did not feel it. I don't know why, but I didn't.
Don't get me wrong. I don't want Earth's tectonic plates to keep trying until I do. But, yeah, small enough quakes don't seem to register on my own personal Richter scale.
So, I likely wouldn't have felt the tremor that may or may not have caused a little noticeable "shake-up" in Muhlenberg County Thursday morning.
The USGS says the 2.6 quake originated 9 kilometers or just over 5.5 miles from the tiny Muhlenberg County community of Morehead early Thursday morning.
Also according to the USGS, this is not a part of the New Madrid seismic zone (which is what I thought), but the less active Illinois basin-Ozark dome region.
You learn something new everyday.
The Survey says this area experiences quakes with moderate frequency and that largest in this zone occurred back in 1968, a 5.4 quake that damaged Southern Illinois.
So far, there have been no reports of any damage.