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[JUNE 28, 2004]  Most 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.

The 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. 

No significant damages were reported.

For maps, additional information, and subsequent updates, please consult:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
recenteqsww/Quakes/uskgad.htm
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[Jan Youngquist]

 

 

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