Earthquake of 2.9M Hits Chicago Area

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Northwest suburbs near Lake in the Hills were hit by a small earthquake on Wednesday evening.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was of 2.9 magnitude and had hit 1-¼ miles west of Lake in the Hills at 6.08 p.m. The Geological Survey confirmed that this was the biggest seismic event in the Chicago area since the earthquake measuring 3.2 near a McCook Quarry in 2013.

Residents heard a loud boom and felt the tremors. An East Dundee resident said that she was watching television when she heard a loud boom. She said her walls were shaking.

Lake in the Hills police Officer Matt Mannino said that the officers heard a loud sound, though they didn’t feel much tremors. He said that they received many calls at the 911 dispatch center by the concerned citizens regarding the thunderous sound.

The police departments, then sent out warnings to the residents saying the USGS had confirmed that it was an earthquake. Huntley police sent an email to the resident “If you felt a loud bang or rumbling you may have experienced a local earthquake.”

USGS said that communities like Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Union, Woodstock, Wonder Lake and Elgin were the place where the earthquake happened.

Though the citizens called the police regarding their concerns, thankfully there were no injuries. Huntley police and Lake in the Hills Police Department said that there were no… MORE

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