December 30, 2010 by  

Indystar, A recently report buzzing on internet that Indiana shacked badly when An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 at a depth of only 3.0 miles struck central Indiana at 6:55 local time (12:55 GMT), the USGS said on Thursday.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage as the quake was centered 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Local newspaper The Star reports Indy Gabrielle Sauce Noblesville, Indiana, was sitting on her couch when “the house started to shake and shake.” She added: “It lasted probably five to seven seconds.”

The social networking site Twitter wrote premises as their houses shook, rattled doors and the earthquake was like rolling thunder.

Howard County Sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Rogers told The Associated Press that the ministry 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 that the earthquake was felt throughout central Indiana and western Ohio. He said that the quake occurred in a “seismic is very quiet.”

Most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains has rare earthquakes, the USGS said. An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 eastern U.S. can usually be felt in many places in those 60 miles (100 km) from where it occurred, and she rarely causes damage near its source.

The earthquake hit the most harm to the state occurred September 27, 1909, near the border of Illinois. Some chimneys fell, walls cracked the construction of many, the connections of light were cut, and the images have been shaken by the walls, the USGS said.


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