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Did you feel that? Some report shake from Indiana quake

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LINCOLN — An earthquake in western Indiana on Thursday could be felt in Central Illinois

The 3.8 magnitude quake was reported at 2:18 p.m. about 2 miles northeast of Montezuma in Parke County, north of Terre Haute.

The Parke County Sheriff's Office posted on social media that no damage or injuries were reported. 

Quakes that register 3.0 to 3.9 on the Richter scale are considered minor.

Montezuma resident Jerri Penn said she was sitting in her living room with her grandson and dog when she felt the tremor.

"My grandson started laughing, and my dog went crazy. I knew what it was," she told the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.

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Penn said she experienced a quake in 1987 when she was a 21-year-old mother, so when she felt her house shaking today, she knew she was experiencing an earthquake.

"To me, this one was stronger," Penn said.

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On the United States Geological Survey's "Did You Feel It?" site, people as far away as Clinton, Effingham, Bloomington-Normal and Chenoa reported the ground shaking.

It also was felt in Chicago and Indianapolis. 

Earthquakes occur in Illinois about once every year, according to the Illinois State Geological Survey. The state is in the Wabash Valley and the New Madrid seismic zones.


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