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Magnitude 2.8 earthquake shakes southern Illinois; no injury or accidents reported


GERMANTOWN, In poor health. — An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 has been reported in southern Illinois, close to the Missouri state line, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake was detected about 6:55 p.m. Thursday north of Germantown, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of St. Louis, at a depth of simply over 14 miles (22.5 kilometers). No accidents or injury have been reported.

Components of Illinois are situated throughout the 150-mile-long (241-kilometer-long) New Madrid Seismic Zone, in line with the Illinois Emergency Administration Company and Workplace of Homeland Safety. Components of northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri and western Tennessee are also throughout the zone.

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattled northern Illinois and components of three different states in November. That tremor was centered close to Customary, Illinois, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of downtown Chicago, in line with the USGS.

The video within the participant above is from a earlier report.

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