Earthquake Hits Michigan
Around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning, May 2, a small earthquake hit Michigan. It was a magnitude 4.0 centered 8km S of Galesburg, Michigan. This one is a little close.
According to the USGS website, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was felt in Michigan. Did your friends or relatives feel it? Is this the beginning of more? Experts say that it would not be unusual for a magnitude 4.0 earthquake in eastern or central North America to be felt by a significant percentage of the population in many communities more than 100 km (60 mi) from its source.
Earthquakes east of the Rockies that are centered in populated areas and large enough to cause damage are, similarly, likely to cause damage out to greater distances than earthquakes of the same magnitude centered in western North America.
Let's hope that's it for our area.