Prentiss County News

Rare earthquake hits Prentiss county near Booneville

A rare earthquake registered in Prentiss county near Booneville.

According to, it was a 2.3 magniture earthquake that hit near Booneville.

The quake’s epicenter was between downtown Booneville and Bay Springs Lake.

Here is the info from the site:

Epicenter at 34.65, -88.438
11.2 km from Booneville (7.2 miles)

Depth: 13 km

The earthquake would have been felt in an 8 mile radius around the epicenter. It is the first earthquake to hit in this part of Mississippi Mississippi in the last 6 years.

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is the executive editor of the Mississippi News Group.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *