• A pair of mild tremors reported in Indiana

    May 11, 2012 No comments

    In a preliminary earthquake report, the United States Geological Survey says two earthquakes, including a magnitude 3.1 quake, occurred Thursday.

    USGS described the location of the events as about 2 miles south of Oaktown, Indiana, a community situated between Vincennes and Sullivan.

    USGS says two earthquakes happened in approximately the same area in less than an hour. A magnitude 2.7 quake had been reported at 6:07 pm. The 3.1 quake was reported at about 6:54 pm

    Dr. Michael Hamburger, a professor of Geology at Indiana University, says an earthquake of that size happens in Indiana or Illinois “a couple of times a year.” He says a magnitude 3.1 is large enough to be felt by people in the region of the event, but not big enough to cause property damage.

    John Streeter, Emergency Management Agency director in Knox County, says EMA members were assembled for a meeting in Vincennes when the earthquakes happened. He says he hadn’t heard from residents or officials reporting having felt the tremors.

    No injuries or damage has been reported.

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