Another Earthquake Shakes Up Illinois

No damage reported in 4.5-magnitude rattling
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 4:55 AM CDT
Another Earthquake Shakes Up Illinois
A worker cleans up damaged stock in his Mt. Carmel, Ill., liquor store last Friday after an early morning earthquake struck in the Midwest.   (AP Photo/ Daniel R. Patmore)

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled southern Illinois early this morning in the strongest aftershock since the area was shaken by Friday’s 5.2 tremor, CNN reports. The rumble was centered in the same spot as last week's quake near the town of Mount Carmel, and began after midnight. No damage has been reported. Some 18 shakers followed Friday's quake, the strongest in the area in 40 years.

“Everything just started rumbling and things at my house started shaking,” said one area resident. “The big concern: is this the beginning of the Big One?” (More earthquake stories.)

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