Friday, December 31, 2010

Indiana Earthquake – Magnitude 4.2

Residents near Kokomo and Marion, Ind., might have been shaken awake in the early morning hours Thursday.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 occurred about three miles below ground just before 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake's epicenter was about 15 miles southeast of Kokomo and 15 miles southwest of Marion. Indianapolis is about 50 miles south of Marion and Kokomo.

Earthquakes rarely happen in the Midwest, but when they occur, they are more widely felt. A magnitude 4.0 quake east of the Rocky Mountains can be felt as far as 60 miles from where it happened. Damages rarely occur, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Given that information, it seems unlikely that any Wisconsinites were jolted out of bed this morning, but if you felt something shaking at 6:55 a.m., let us know.

earthquake in indiana thumb Indiana Earthquake | Magnitude 3.8


A USGS map locates the magnitude 3.8 quake that struck Central Indiana Thursday morning.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages from the quake, which was centered 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. for more


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