000 SEUS63 KMKX 101020 EQRMKX WIZ065-066-069>072-101330- EARTHQUAKE REPORT RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 420 AM CST WED FEB 10 2010 AN EARTHQUAKE HAS BEEN FELT WEAKLY BY MANY PEOPLE IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN. NO DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION FROM THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WEB SITE SHOWS THAT IT WAS A 4.3 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE CENTERED ABOUT 48 MILES TO THE WEST NORTHWEST OF CHICAGO. OR 8 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF DEKALB ILLINOIS. INFORMATION RELEASED IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY. UPDATES... INCLUDING RICHTER SCALE MAGNITUDE...WILL BE PROVIDED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION CENTER IN GOLDEN COLORADO. $ DAVIS
Yes.. Earthquake in IL. The last time I remember this happening was June 28, 2004.
The USGS information page has more information on the quake, which they say was officially a 3.8 quake.
I did not feel this quake, though, this was also one of the few days where I did not wake up at like 4am from back issues. I’ve seen tweets from people (didn’t have that in 2004!) saying that they’ve felt it in wide ranging places from Rockford, IL, to suburban Chicago, to Milwaukee, WI!