Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chicago, Illinois Earthquake Today February 10, 2010

Chicago, Illinois Earthquake – An earthquake struck northern Illinois early morning on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. The quake area is about 50 miles west-northwest of downtown Chicago. It was originally reported as having a magnitude of 4.3, but the U.S. Geological Survery later downgraded it to magnitude 3.8. The earthquake hit just before 5:00 AM ET, with an epicenter about 3 miles.

Many people felt the quake and with the USGS reports coming from Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin. CNN said the quake shook several homes but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. According to the U.S. Geological Survery, the earthquake in Illinois was mild compared to Haiti earthquake last month.

The switchboards had been lighting up with calls, but he said there were no immediate reports of any damage, Pat Gengler, spokesman for the Kane County sheriff said. “Right now the only reports we were getting were some people a little startled at 4 in the morning when their house started shaking,” Pat Gengler said. “We got a lot of snow out here and we had a little earthquake, so it’s been an interesting 12 hours,” he added.


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