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Posted: Friday, 07 February 2014 3:00PM

Frost Quakes Reported Around The Area

Western Kentucky experienced a rare geological treat Thursday night and Friday morning, though to the general public it might have sounded like someone breaking in to their home.

Professor George Kipphut the Chair of the Geoscience Department at Murray State University says reports of Cryoseisms or "Frost Quakes" have been rolling in from all around the region.


Professor Kipphut says these are very rare for this part of the country.


He says while the sound can be startling, there is very little chance of danger or damage associated with frost quakes.


Many reports to the News Edge's Facebook page say people thought the noises were either someone breaking into or throwing something at their house. Join the conversation and Like the WKDZ Facebook page.

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