3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes West TN, MO Bootheel

3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes West TN, MO Bootheel

DYER COUNTY, TN (WMC) - As if the snowstorm wasn't enough, an earthquake shook part of the Mid-South on Tuesday.

The epicenter of the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was in Caruthersville, Missouri, which is just west of Dyer County. It happened just before 11 a.m.

There are no reports of damage, but people did report feeling the earth shake.

"I was sitting in my office about 9 o'clock or so, and I felt it," Dyersburg Mayor John Holden said. "It was kind of freaky on top of everything else that's going on."

The earthquake happened as the city dealt with around five inches of snow.

Holden said city crews worked around-the-clock to make sure roads were as safe as possible.

Main streets in the city, including Highway 51 are in fair shape, but outlying roads are still a work in progress.

"It will take a while to thaw some of the county roads," Holden said. "The concern is the bus routes that pick up the children in the county."

Dyersburg State Community College and public school districts both announced was closed Wednesday.

Click here for our full list of closings.

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