Earthquake shakes several homes in Clinton

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Posted: Aug 2, 2010 9:03 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Aug 2, 2010 9:10 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: earthquake, East Feliciana, St. Helena, magnitude, Clinton

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake rattled homes north of Baton Rouge just before midnight Sunday. It hit east of Clinton near the East Feliciana and St. Helena Parish line.

Many people told News 2 they didn't feel the quake, but for Clinton resident Natalie Neck, it hit close to home.

"I thought I heard thunder off into the distance, then I felt the house shake. Then the bed shook a little bit too," said Neck.

Monday morning, Neck got online and plugged in the coordinates listed for the earthquake. The epicenter was almost directly under her house.

"I was like, 'I knew it!' I knew it was something. I didn't know exactly, but I knew I wasn't crazy because I heard something," said Neck.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries from the quake.

The last earthquake to do damage in Louisiana happened eighty years ago. The 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Napoleonville in 1930 and damaged chimneys and broke windows.

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