Thursday, December 30, 2010
Earthquakes in Indiana
GREENTOWN, Ind. (CBS) – An exceedingly rare earthquake struck central Indiana Thursday morning, and some Chicagoans felt tremors.
The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was centered about 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, Ind. and about 50 miles north-northeast of Indianapolis, and was felt around 6:55 a.m. Chicago time.
The epicenter was five miles southeast of the rural town of Greentown in Howard County, Ind.
John Steinmetz of the Indiana Geological Survey said there have only been two earthquakes of equal or greater magnitude in central Indiana in the past 175 years.
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