Earthquake shakes parts of S. Illinois - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Earthquake shakes parts of S. Illinois

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - On Monday, March 11, 2013, parts of southern Illinois felt the earth move.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.7 magnitude earthquake shook East-North-East of Benton, Illinois.

The quake epicenter was 5 kilometers or about 3.1 miles deep at 1:56 a.m.

It was two miles southwest of Macedonia, Ill.

No reports of any damage at this time.

Check out the current report at the U.S.G.S. site at the link below:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

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