Minor earthquake shakes northern Illinois

Posted on AllSides November 15th, 2023
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremblor struck in Putnam Co. around 4:40 a.m. and measured a 3.6 on the Richter scale. It was centered just outside Standard, Ill., about seven miles south of I-80. It was recorded as far as 40 miles way, according to the USGS Earthquake map, which if heading south would stretch the outskirts of Peoria or Bloomington-Normal. The USGS shakemap did extend as far as east as Chicago, south all the way to Springfield, and even crossed the Wisconsin border, although at that distance...

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