A 4.0-magnitude earthquake rocks Poplar Bluff, honored in the pictured mural, and surrounding communities shortly before 9 p.m. Stemming from the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the quake marked the largest of its kind to occur in several years, according to a history from the Central United States Earthquake Consortium.  

Photo credit: Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (2020) Mural celebrating Poplar Bluff, Missouri’s, status as an All-American City. United States Butler County Poplar Bluff Missouri, 2020. -11-20. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020742613/.