KEVIL — The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred in Kentucky along the New Madrid fault line. News outlets reported the quake was northeast of Kevil shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday. There were no reports of damage. The USGS at the University of Memphis said the quake was centered 4.1 miles northeast of Kevil and 12.7 miles west-northwest of Paducah. The USGS said at 2.5, humans are able to detect the ground shaking, but there were some reports of the quake being felt in neighboring Marshall County. A series of powerful earthquakes occurred along the fault line beginning in 1811, including one with an estimated magnitude of 7.7.