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4.0 Earthquake in Missouri felt in parts of northern Arkansas

At 8:53 PM CST, an earthquake struck about 5 miles SSE of Williamsville, MO, or roughly 30 miles from the AR-MO state line.

MISSOURI, USA — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck southeast Missouri late Wednesday evening (Nov 17, 2021). The epicenter was about 5 miles SSE of Williamsville, MO, and 10 miles north of Poplar Bluff, MO. 

According to social media reports, residents in both SE Missouri and NE Arkansas felt the ground shake.


  • 36.901°N 90.524°W
  • 16.9 km depth
Credit: KFSM

This area is a part of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which encompasses much of the upper Mississippi River Valley. 

For more information on this earthquake, click HERE.

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