Rare Seismic Event Epicentered Under Chicago

Early this month Chicagoans felt the earth move but the seismic activity is believed not to be an earthquake.

A magnitude 3.2 seismic event struck Illinois on November 4, 2013 at 18:35:34 UTC.

USGS seismologists believe the event is a quarry or other near-surface blast. This designation was made from examination of the data recorded on seismometers near the event.

The epicenter of this event occurred in a southwest suburb of Chicago, about 15 miles from the downtown city center

For more information on this seismic event click this sentence.

This information is courtesy of the USGS.gov website.

KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp

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