Early morning earthquake strikes southern Illinois
[MAY 2, 2003]
minor earthquake struck an area of southeastern Illinois at about
3:10 a.m. today (Friday).
It measured a
magnitude of 3.2, remaining near the surface at a depth of only 0.59
km. The center was 0.12 km (0.07
miles) southeast of Rural Hill in
Hamilton County, at 37.96 degrees latitude, 88.65 degrees longitude
This earthquake area overlaps the southern Illinois, Indiana and
Kentucky earthquake that occurred on Friday, Jan. 3. The January
quake was also minor, showing 3.1 on the Richter scale. It occurred
10 km (6 miles) south-southeast of New Haven, with a hypocentral
depth of 18 km (11 miles).
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