I had to do a double-take to make sure I wasn't seeing the same thing that happened over the weekend. There's been another earthquake between Mark Twain Lake and Moberly, Missouri centered near the town of Madison.

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According to the USGS, this quake was slightly larger than the 2.4 earthquake that was registered Saturday. This one was detected as a 2.6 quake centered near Madison, Missouri at approximately 5:10pm Monday night. So far only 1 person has reported feeling it to the USGS. Earthquake Track confirms this 2.6 quake, too.


I now have to ask exactly what is going on? This is a strange place for an earthquake with no known faults in the north-central part of Missouri and far away from quakes that are common near the New Madrid Fault area.

As stated previously, there is no need for alarm as a 2.4 or a 2.6 won't cause any real damage even if it happens directly underneath your feet. However, it's worth stating that earthquakes go up by a factor of 10 with every .1 that's registered. This is definitely a stronger quake than Saturday and attention needs to be paid for what's going on seismically in northeast Missouri right now.

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