Small Earthquake Rattles Wisconsin/Illinois State Line

The small quake -- a 2.4 magnitude -- struck at 9:54 p.m. Monday

By BJ Lutz
|  Monday, Jan 30, 2012  |  Updated 11:11 PM CDT
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Small Quake Rattles State Line

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A small earthquake shook the area right along the Wisconsin/Illinois border Monday night, the United States Geological Survey confirmed.

The small quake -- a 2.4 magnitude -- struck at 9:54 p.m. Its epicenter was about 11 miles west of Kenosha, Wis., the USGS reported on its website.

The last quake to be felt in the Chicago area was last November, when a 5.6 magnitude quake rattled Oklahoma

In August, the 5.8 magnitude east coast quake was also felt in the Chicago area. About a year ago, a 3.8 magnitude quake centered near Hampshire, Ill., woke up residents.

A June 2010 quake near the Canadian capitol of Ottawa rattled nerves in the Chicago area.

An April 2008 quake, registering 5.2 and centered on West Salem, about 270 miles south of Chicago, was the state's worst since 1968.

Did you feel it? Please leave a comment below describing what you experienced.

 

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