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USGS: Small earthquake rattles Indiana, adjacent states

June 17, 2021 GMT

BLOOMINGDALE, Ind. (AP) — A small earthquake centered near a western Indiana town rattled parts of Indiana and adjacent states Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The federal agency said a magnitude 3.8 quake occurred at 3:18 p.m. and was centered about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) west of the Parke County town of Bloomingdale.

The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of about 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometers) beneath the Earth’s surface.

Residents across northern, central and southern portions of Indiana reported on the USGS website that they had felt the temblor. Residents in as parts of Illinois and southern Michigan also reported feeling the quake.