Small But Notable Earthquake Rumbles Illinois Valley

The United States Geologic Survey says that the Illinois Valley felt a 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake early Wednesday morning. The Peru Police Department were among the first to post on social media to let residents know that what they felt was indeed an Earthquake. Subsequently, the USGS announced that the epicenter of the Earthquake was in Standard, Illinois, located in Putnam County, where residents began feeling the Earth move at approximately 4:41 AM. Residents in Standard noted the shaking and many were awakened. The Earthquake did not do much damage based on reports from residents on Social Media. That said, the Earthquake was felt for quite a ways as residents in Princeton reported being awakened by the Earthquake. Residents of Peru reported the same with some sleeping through the Earthquake while others definitely felt the shaking as it happened, demonstrating the notable intensity of the Earthquake. A map of the Earthquake area even includes areas of Henry County, including Kewanee, having felt the Earthquake. According to the USGS this kind of Earthquake is not uncommon in Illinois, merely notable.

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