3.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Indiana


A 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook up Central Indiana Thursday morning, and was even felt by some Chicago residents.

The Indiana Geological Survey had no records of a 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Central Indiana ever, according to the Indianapolis Star. The IGS director said that the quake’s location – nearly 3 miles below the ground- was "highly irregular" and "extremely rare."

Indiana’s last major earthquake was on April 18, 2008. The 5.2 magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the state in 40 years.

No injuries or damage have been reported.



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