Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Small earthquake shakes the Southeast Missouri area

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

On Nov. 17 around 8:53 p.m. a 4.0 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Poplar Bluff, Mo area. The quake was felt in the surrounding areas including in Cape Girardeau.

The earthquake was reviewed by a seismologist and after calculations the original measurement increased from 3.1 to 4.0 in magnitude.

According to, Missouri has had two earthquakes in the past 24 hours, four earthquakes in the past 7 days, 22 earthquakes in the past 30 days and 229 in the last 365 days. Power outages were also reported.