Earthquakes Today

December 30, 2010 by  

Earthquakes Today, (AP) – An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 shook parts of central Indiana, sparking a wave of calls to local residents shaken. The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that the quake occurred at 07:55 AM EST on Thursday and was centered about five miles south of Howard County Greentown. It is about 50 miles north-northeast of Indianapolis.
No damage was immediately reported. Howard County Sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Rogers said the department has been bombarded with phone calls after the earthquake people who wonder what happened. He says some people have reported hearing a loud explosion.
Indiana University geologist Michael Hamburger told Indianapolis television station WTHR quake was felt throughout central Indiana and western Ohio. He said that the quake occurred in a “seismic is very quiet.”

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