Preliminary Magnitude-3.6 Earthquake in Illinois
Officials with the USGS say the earthquake was about 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, Indiana, and 127 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. 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.
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