Minor Earthquake Recorded in Southeastern IllinoisBELLMONT, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a preliminary magnitude-3.6 earthquake was reported in southern-eastern Illinois. The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday the earthquake's epicenter was 4 miles north of Bellmont in Wabash County.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson said the state had no reports of any damage. Officials with the USGS say the earthquake was about 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, Ind., and 127 miles east of St. Louis, Mo. Officials say the earthquake happened about 5:28 p.m. The area is near the New Madrid seismic zone.
The largest earthquake reported in the state was a magnitude 5.4 in southern Illinois in 1968.
See other LocalNews news:Centralia to Form Committee to Improve Potential Hotel Viability
Salem Accident Sends Woman to Hospital
Frerichs Announces Firm will Review Treasurer's Office
Rauner Replaces Quinn Appointee on Sports Facilities Authority
Odin Police Investigating Break-In at Village Garage