MALDEN, Mo. (KMOX) – An earthquake near the Missouri Bootheel Thursday afternoon registered a 2.7 on the Richter Scale.

The epicenter of the quake was in Malden, southeast of Poplar Bluff. It happened at 2:04 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded two days ago in Southeast Missouri.

The USGS says the earthquake struck Tuesday more than 2 miles southwest of Caruthersville.

An interactive map on the site shows 16 small quakes near or in the Bootheel in the last 10 days.

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