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St Louis Earthquake

June 7, 2011 by USA Post 

St Louis EarthquakeSt Louis Earthquake, The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 near Sullivan, Missouri. It struck at 3:10 am and lasted several seconds. The quake was 3.2 miles deep and hit 15 miles east, southeast of Sullivan. Sullivan is located about 50 miles southwest of San Luis. People have reported they are from as far away as Columbia, Missouri, and Carbondale, Illinois. The Kirkwood Police Department, says it took at least a half dozen calls from people who say that the earth shook.

Castlewood Waterbury Shelly says she was on her computer at the time. “The earth began to tremble and I knew instantly that they were having an earthquake,” says Waterbury.

Waterbury lived in San Francisco. She says she has experienced five earthquakes on the West Coast. The largest of these was an earthquake of magnitude 6.2. “That made all the walls fall down,” he said. She says that the earthquake but did no damage to your home.

Jane Hylton, who lives south of Festus, also felt the earth moving. She and her husband spent the day volunteering in Joplin. Hylton said she was watching TV in his room at the time of the earthquake. Hylton says, “The bed started to shake. It was actually on the airwaves. I was not sure what was happening. When my feet touched the wooden floor I felt the house framing. I started walking down the hall to He (her husband) because he was scared. We hear thunder as a loud thunder and everything was shaking. It was surreal. I was not sure what was happening. It lasted 10 to 15 seconds and finished. He said, ‘Oh, it was an earthquake. Back to bed. ”

The Office of the Franklin County Sheriff says he has been inundated with calls from people curious about the earthquake, but say that so far no reports of damage or injuries. The Police Department said Sullivan also received calls from curious people, but no reports of damage.

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