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Earthquake rattles Mississippi at 2.3 magnitude

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Mississippi. The Sun Herald reports the 8-mile deep earthquake hit just east of Booneville, near the Tennessee state line, at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than a dozen people reported feeling the quake as far away as about 234 miles in Kentucky. The USGS says earthquakes are rare in Mississippi and ...

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Small earthquake occurs near Alabama-Mississippi line

The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake occurred overnight in western Alabama near the Mississippi state line. An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 happened about 5 miles northwest of Livingston in Sumter County. A government reporting website says it occurred about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The earthquake was so weak most people probably didn’t feel it, and no damage ...

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Ole Miss earthquake expert explains Madison tremors

Although Mississippi residents are unaccustomed to earthquakes, such as the 3.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Madison County the morning of June 29, the state is no stranger to earthquakes, said Charles Swann, associate director for state programs at the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute. Swann’s research on earthquakes at the MMRI shows that the state has a number of epicenters running ...

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US Geological Survey: 3.2 earthquake in Madison Co.

JACKSON — A small earthquake shook Madison County, Mississippi, on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was the third quake in the area in the past two months. The 3.2-magnitude quake occurred at 8:23 a.m. Monday, said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center. The epicenter was about 4 miles southwest of Canton and 19 miles north-northeast ...

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Survey: Losses from late April storms could reach $1B

According to a report from a global reinsurance firm, the late April storm system that caused widespread damage and fatalities in Mississippi and 19 other states could be the world’s first billion-dollar storm of 2014. Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center at Chicago-based Aon Benfield, has released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews ...

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'Drop, cover and hold on' during upcoming ShakeOut

While the earth may not move Oct. 17, officials are asking Mississippians to pretend that it does. Mississippi is one of 10 states taking part in the fourth Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill, which will begin at 10:17 a.m. During the drill, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says millions of people will simultaneously practice the recommended response to ...

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Toyota to resume North American production in September

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota said yesterday it expects to return to full North American production in September, faster than it expected following parts shortages stemming from the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toyota Motor Corp. said its North American production is currently at 80 percent on average. Eight of its 12 North American-built models returned to full production on ...

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BankPlus, Society establish Japan Relief Fund

RIDGELAND and JACKSON — BankPlus, in collaboration with the Japan-America Society of Mississippi (JASMIS), has established the JASMIS Japan Relief Fund to coordinate charitable donations to aid those in Japan affected by the March earthquakes and tsunami. Dr. Paul Tashiro, JASMIS president, said, “The Japan-America Society has been receiving inquiries and donations from all over the state and beyond. By ...

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