2.9 magnitude earthquake strikes northwest suburbs

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LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. — A 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit the northwest suburban town of Lake in the Hills, Ill., at about 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley confirmed to WGN that the event was an earthquake, with its epicenter near Lake in the Hills. That’s about 41.6 miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop.

Several people in the region called WGN earlier Wednesday to report feeling their houses shaking.

Police have not reported any serious injuries or damage to property.

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