On Tuesday, Missouri experienced a small earthquake, which resulted in no injuries. This is perhaps the smallest of the chain of disasters that have befallen this state recently: tornadoes, floods, high temperatures and even the invasion of cicadas.
The epicenter of the earthquake was about 50 miles from St. Louis. Seismologists registered a magnitude of 4.2 points boost. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado, said the closest town to the epicenter — Richmond, six miles.
Missouri is located in a seismic zone of New Madrid, where in December 1811 and January 1812 period were recorded earthquakes of 7.5 and 7.7 points. Echoes of the earthquake came to Washington.
Since then there have been several earthquakes smaller force, including the earthquake in 1985 (6.6 points) and 1968 (5.4 points).