Indiana Earthquake Rattles Midwesterners

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Indiana Wednesday morning at about 8 a.m. ET, The U.S. Geological Survey says.

The tremor occurred three miles below ground about 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, and 50 miles north of Indianapolis.


Earthquakes are rare for heartland areas like Indiana, so some residents were a bit shaken up.

“It was like a huge explosion under your feet,” said Kokomo denizen Debra Sholty, according to CNN.

But most people were more surprised than frightened.

“The whole building just shook,” local Laura Smith told CNN. “You could feel your body shaking.”

“It was amazing,” she added. “Personally, I thought it was exciting.”

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


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