Chicagoland feels effects of 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Michigan

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GALEBURG, Mich. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has upgraded its initial report of  a 4.0 earthquake–now classifying it as a 4.2 quake.  The USGS puts the depth of the tremblor at 5.9 km (3.7 miles) and places the epicenter of the quake 5 miles south of Galeburg, Mich., which is 9 miles southeast of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Drury Dow was first to report it to WGN by way of Tom Skilling’s Facebook page.  He tells Skilling his condo in Schaumburg shook for 10 to 15 seconds. Lynn Marino reports from Orland Park that her lamps were shaking.

Other reports have come in to WGN from Steger, Valparaiso, River Forest, Morton Grove, Tinley Park, South Bend and Evanston and at a number of locations across Lower Michigan.

Others told WGN on Facebook they felt it in the city as well, in neighborhoods such as Andersonville and Gold Coast.

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