North central Illinoisans feel
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[JUNE 28, 2004]
slept through the 4.5 earthquake that shook rural north central
Illinois at 1:10 a.m. today (Monday, June 28). The center of the quake was about 5 kilometers
below the surface at 41.44N, 88.95W. That is 10 miles northwest of
Ottawa, 40 miles southeast of
Dixon, 75 miles west-southwest of Chicago and 120 miles
north-northeast of Springfield, according to the U.S. Geological
Survey, National Earthquake Information Center.
quake was felt in the nearby communities of Earlville, Oglesby,
Ottawa and Tonica; at Chillicothe, Dalzell, Frankfort, Granville,
Hinckley, Hinsdale, Ladd, La Salle, Lockport, Marseilles, Mendota,
Monee, Paw Paw, Peru, Princeton, Rock Island, Seneca, Sheridan,
Somonauk, Sterling, Streator, Sublette and Utica; and was reported
to be felt in six states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan,
Missouri and Wisconsin.
significant damages were reported.
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