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Earthquake Rattles...Indiana


"Funny, I thought one of my kids ran into a wall..."

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake has hit Indiana. Yes, you read that right. The quake, originally reported as a 4.2, has not caused any injuries or damages.

The US Geological Society gives the details:


The quake struck just before 8 a.m. ET and was three miles deep, according to the USGS.

The epicenter was located about 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, 15 miles west-southwest from Marion and 50 miles north of Indianapolis.

There were no reports of damage in Indianapolis, but closer to the epicenter residents reported being rattled.

"Funny, I thought one of my kids ran into a wall, and lo and behold, it was just a 4.2-magnitude earthquake in Indiana," one person wrote on Twitter.

The Daily Herald:

Some people in the Chicago area said they felt shaking from the earthquake, though it's unclear if a 4.2 magnitude quake in Central Indiana could be felt as far west as Cook County.

In comparison, a 7.0 earthquake that was registered in Haiti in January of 2010 is 100 times stronger than the quake felt in Indiana this morning, officials from the U.S. Geological Society said.

This isn't the first quake felt in the Midwest in the past year. A 3.8-magnitude quake shook the [Chicago] suburbs for seven seconds just before dawn on Feb. 10.

The earthquake's epicenter was about three miles beneath a farm field a short distance south of Pingree Grove, near Route 20 and Switzer Road in western Kane County.

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