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Ark. earthquake shakes all the way to the Memphis 'burbs

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This is the epicenter of Monday  morning's earthquake This is the epicenter of Monday morning's earthquake
PARKIN, AR -

(WMC-TV) – An earthquake rattled the Mid-South Monday morning. The 4.0 quake originated in Parkin, Arkansas, and was felt all the way out in the suburbs of Memphis.

Social media networks went wild Monday morning as many people felt shaken by the earthquake that turned out to be one of the largest on record in the Mid-South. It struck about 40 miles from Memphis, at about 7:30 a.m.

"I saw something on Facebook where somebody said they felt an earthquake and I thought they were crazy," said Jessica McManus.

Although there is no physical evidence of a 4.0 earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey coordinates, the epicenter of the earthquake is about six miles from Parkin, Arkansas, in what appears to be a soybean field.

"I kind of felt something shake but I didn't think much of it," said Jarvis McGhee.

From Millington, Tennessee to North Mississippi, many say they felt the tremors, others say they slept right through it.

Ptosia Davis is originally from California. She said a magnitude 4.0 earthquake is miniature compared to what she has experienced.

"I'm use to like 7, 8, and 9s, where you're actually woken up out of your sleep," said Davis.

Experts say Monday's earthquake caused no damage and is nothing to be alarmed about, but still, some Mid-Southerners believe it was a rehearsal for the real thing.

"I'm kind of concerned because I didn't feel it and I know that we're on a major fault line so that's always a major concern that something like that is going to happen," said McManus.

"That is something that we should think about to get prepared for in case a larger one comes we need to know what we need to do," said McGhee.

Memphis is in the New Madrid seismic zone which is an active fault line.

 

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