An earthquake was reported Wednesday night in southeast Missouri and felt in south-central Missouri.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.0 magnitude earthquake near Williamsville in Missouri’s Bootheel at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday.

It was initially reported as a 3.7 magnitude earthquake.

Williamsville is a small town located in Wayne County not far from Poplar Bluff. Several residents in Texas County reported feeling the earthquake. 

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake was felt as far away as St. Louis, Memphis and Springfield.

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