Earthquake that hit southeastern Illinois felt in area

Earthquake that hit southeastern Illinois felt in area

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UPDATE, 9:45 a.m.:

ALBION (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

The USGS said the preliminary 3.8-magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:47 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday about 7½ northeast of Albion, near the Indiana border. It said the quake caused light to moderate shaking and very light damage. The quake’s preliminary depth was a little more than 7 miles.

The Edwards County Sheriff’s Office in Albion said there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

The USGS said shaking was felt in Terre Haute and near Bloomington in Indiana, Owesboro and Paduch in Kentucky, and Effingham and Carbondale in Illinois.

Albion is about 140 miles west of Louisville, Ky.

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Original story, published 7:50 a.m.:

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake in southeastern Illinois was generating tremors on social media Tuesday morning.

At least one area resident, Steve Pietrowicz of Mahomet, said he felt the shaking generated by the quake, which struck at 6:47 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the epicenter was about 7.5 miles east-northeast of Albion, near the Indiana border. An interactive map at its website allows visitors to see the extent of its effects.

The Illinois quake came about five hours after one similar in magnitude hit the Los Angeles area.

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