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Small quake felt here

A Lanesville woman who works on the fourth floor at Brown-Forman in Louisville thought a co-worker was shaking her cubicle yesterday afternoon until someone originally from the West Coast said it was an earthquake.
Pam Reas said the sensation “was quite strange.”
The Indiana Seismology Dept. initially reported that two earthquakes, registering 4.4 and 5.0 on the Richter scale, occurred within 20 seconds of each other about 1:42 p.m. EDT. The quakes centered along the New Madrid fault line, one near Evansville and the other near Paducah, Ky. The magnitude and location may be revised pending further data and analysis.
Pam’s husband is Greg Reas, the director of the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency. He said he received numerous phone calls from residents asking about the quakes, reportedly felt as far away as Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Lexington, Ky.
“We’ve not received any reports of damage” here in Harrison County, Reas said.
Stanley Coffman of Corydon said he was at a restaurant in Corydon and “the dishes shook.”
Pam Reas said some buildings in Louisville were evacuated because the earthquakes activated fire alarms. Brown-Forman was not evacuated but Pam and others left the building for a while.

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