4.2 Magnitude Earthquakes Strikes St. Louis


Update 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey has now downgraded the earthquake to a magnitude 3.9.

Originally story follows...

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake rattled the St. Louis region around 3:10 a.m. today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor originated near Richwoods, Missouri, (approximately 51 miles southwest of St. Louis) and could be felt as far away as Alabama. No injuries or major damage have been reported.
  • earthquake.usgs.gov
The quake reportedly lasted around three to five seconds, with people reportedly hearing dishes and windows rattle and feeling the ground shake and sway.