It's hard to imagine what would happen if a massive earthquake hit Illinois; mostly because we think that it's impossible.

Well, last week we learned that it was possible after a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook the small town of Albion, sending moderate shock waves to Indiana and Kentucky. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake caused some light shaking and moderate damage; but that was this time.

So, what would happen if a massive earthquakes, like the ones that devastated Mexico City last week, were to strike Illinois?

WISL TV says thousands would be injured or killed, and not just in Illinois; an eight-state region would feel the impact.
WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
If you're the type of person who likes to have a plan for when any kind of disaster strikes, you can get your emergency kit for earthquakes here.

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