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Earthquake hit Southern Illinois

Published:Friday | April 18, 2008 | 4:36 PM

An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude on the richter scale reportedly shook sections of Southern Illinois around 5.30 a.m. this morning.

According to a US geological survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was about seven miles below ground and 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, Indiana.

The survey said the quake was the strongest in the region in 40 years.

According to CNN reports, there were no immediate reports of major damage after the predawn quake.