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3.8 Magnitude Quake Shakes Central Indiana

by IPR News

December 30, 2010

We felt it at IPR.  You are telling us you felt it too.

Indeed it is now confirmed by the United States Geological Survey.

An earthquake has happened in Indiana this morning.

A  magnitude of 3.8 has been assigned to the earthquake by the USGS. The quake happened at 7:55 this (Thursday) morning. The preliminary epicenter is said to be 15 miles ESE of Kokomo, or about five miles southeast of Greentown in Howard county.  Initially, the quake was given a 4.2, preliminary magnitude.  The USGS says the depth of the quake was approximately three miles beneath the earth’s surface.

Listeners from Marion, Anderson and Muncie phoned IPR to report they felt and heard the temblor.

There have been no reports of injuries, as of 10:00 a.m.  Random, minor damage has been reported, mostly in Howard county.  Cracks in walls, fallen plaster, and broken dishes, have been blamed on the quake.  Geology experts say a quake originating in central Indiana is extremely rare.