4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Michigan

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Michigan

“One of the strongest quakes ever experienced in Michigan,” says CBS Detroit.  It hit about halfway between Chicago and Detroit .

Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey, said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 and a depth of focus of 5.9 km was measured around 12:23 p.m. about nine miles southeast of Kalamazoo, near Galesburg.

As of early Saturday afternoon, there were no reports of any injuries or major damages caused by the quake.


What Was That Rumble? Officials Confirm 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Michigan


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  4. I live about 10 miles to the north-northeast of the quakes location and was sitting down when it struck.

    Having lived in southern California for about 11 years, I have to say that I was astounded at the strength of this quake. The sound of the quake alone was thought by some to be a sonic boom, however the moment I heard it I knew the difference.

    Just a moment before the loud bang or crack arrived, there was a preceding ground movement. After the sound came the pronounced horizontal movement in a general north-south direction. I was very surprised by the severity of the movement which lasted 1-2 seconds then tapered off a bit before increasing to a level that was less than the first but lasted much longer (3-4 seconds). This was followed by a similar pattern again but at a much softer level which tapered off.

    Quakes are exceedingly rare in Michigan. Most that I have felt were from distant out of state quakes, so the moment I felt it and noticed that the sound came from the south-southeast, my thoughts went to how big a quake would have to be in the New Madrid Quake Zone area for this area to shake so violently.

    The 4.2 magnitude still does not add up to my California experience.


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