Earthquake Epicenter Near West Salem, Illinois Time 4:37 a.m.


View Larger Map of West Salem, Mount Carmel, Illinois April 2008 earthquake.

Early morning Friday, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake felt in skyscrapers in Chicago and homes in Cincinnati, but appeared to cause no major injuries or damage. Minor structural damage and messes inside homes and businesses reported in Mount Carmel, 15 miles southeast of the earthquake’s epicenter.

The quake occurred at about 4:37 a.m. and was centered six miles from West Salem, IL. Reports felt in Milwaukee, Des Moines, Iowa, and Atlanta.

The quake is believed to have involved the Wabash fault, a northern extension of the New Madrid fault about six miles north of Mount Carmel, Illinois.

More info from United State Geological Survey …
Epicenter map from USGS …
USGS Report on 2008 April 18 09:37:00 UTC Earthquake Near New Salem …
Earthquake info by state (USGS) …