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The USGS has confirmed a 3.7 magnitude earthquake in Indian Head Park, Illinois.

The earthquake hit around 12:35 p.m. (CST).

Earlier, the National Weather Service tweeted that a possible earthquake may have hit the Chicago area.
 

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Edited: .. idiot journalists...jumping the gun..

Blasting at a quarry sent tremors through the western suburbs shortly after noon today, causing buildings to shake and many people to believe they had been by hit a quake.

The blasting was strong enough to register 3.7 on seismographs. But the U.S. Geological Survey said the wave patterns do not match those from a quake.

"Based on what they've looked at, we're pretty sure it's from a blast," said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the Survey. "It is not an earthquake."

The epicenter appeared to be about two miles south/southwest from LaGrange, which would put it close to the McCook quarry at 5500 Joliet Road. Seisographs recorded a "seismic event" with 3.7 magnitude around 12:30 p.m., which Caruso said could be from blasting.

Anything above a 2.5 magnitude can be felt, he said, and a 5.5 magnitude can cause damage.

A Hinsdale police officer said the department had been notified that there was blasting at the quarry today. They immediately got reports from concerned residents. “They felt it for quite aways,’’ the officer said.
 

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3.7 and it's in the news? Here in SoCal we don't notice unless it's above 6.0 :D
 

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You thin skinned folk cry when its may gray and june gloom.. call the whaaaaambulance lol. So yes, a little movement [that isn't caused by wind] in the midwest is news ;)
 
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