Midwest Quake felt in 4 states this morning

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February 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – Residents in Illinois and three other states have reported feeling a magnitude 4.0 earthquake that was centered in southeast Missouri.  WSIU Radio in Carbondale reports that the ground shook just before 4 a.m. Tuesday. The quake was centered about 5 miles from East Prairie, Mo. That’s about 16 miles from Cairo, Ill., close to where Interstates 55 and 57 converge.  The U.S. Geological Survey says residents in Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky have reported feeling the quake. 
     There are no reports of significant damage.