Minor Earthquake in Central Indiana (updated)

The National Earthquake Information Service in Golden, Colorado confirmed that a minor earthquake occurred at 7:55 am EST Thursday, December 30th in central Indiana.  The magnitude of the earthquake was 3.8.  The center of the earthquake was 5.5 miles southeast of Greentown in southeast Howard County at a depth of 3 miles.  This location was 15 miles ESE of Kokomo and 50 miles NNE of Indianapolis.  All this information is preliminary and may be updated later.


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The earthquake was felt across much of central Indiana, and was felt at least as far away as Spencer to the south, Columbus, Ohio to the east, and Fort Wayne to the north.  A resident near the epicenter reported dishes overturned inside her home near Greentown.  Reports were received of cracked window panes, fallen gutters, shifted furniture, and other minor damage.  In Indianapolis, a gutter fell off a house on the northeast side of the city near Binford Boulevard and Graham Road.

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Below is a graph of the earthquake recorded via equipment in Bloomington. The image is courtesy of the Earthquake Center at St. Louis University.


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