Geophysicist Explains Recent ‘Shake Ups’ of Quakes here in Kentucky


Not only was there a huge earthquake off the coast of Alaska shortly after midnight this morning, but there were two here in central Kentucky over the past few days. The first quake in Garrard county registered a 2.7 on the Richter scale, and the second yesterday in Pineville registered the same.
Geophysicist at the USGS national earthquake information center Julie Dutton spoke to us over the phone from Colorado about these quakes here in central Kentucky.

Dutton also mentioned the New Madrid fault, which on the Kentucky Missouri border, and is still active and therefore an area of interest to the geological survey. She said this fault led to one of the largest earthquake series in US history in 1811 and 1812 in Kentucky.