Earthquake and its Aftershocks Felt Across the Midwest

An earthquake was felt across the region early this morning.  Here at the NWS Quad Cities we noticed minor tremors and slight shaking of our computer monitors.  

 The United States Geological Survey (USGS) monitors and reports seismic activity around the globe.  They report that this quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was located near Belmont, Illinois

An aftershock also occurred at 1014 am CDT and was felt in parts of eastern Iowa and northern Illinois.  According to the USGS the aftershock had a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter scale and was centered near the epicenter of the early morning earthquake. 

Full details on the early morning earthquake can be found on the USGS web site:  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2008qza6.php

Details on this mornings aftershock can be found at:                 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2008qzbw.php

On this web site, you can also report what you felt and any damage that occurred. 



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