April 18, 2008 - M5.2 Mt. Carmel, Indiana Earthquake Print E-mail

April 18, 2008
Mt. Carmel, Illinois

At approximately 4:37AM local time on Friday, April, 18, 2008 a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck near Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  The epicenter is located in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. 

This earthquake was felt in over 16 states by more than 25,000 people according to the US Geological Survey.  The quake caused minor damage in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.  There were no reports of casualties or fatalities from the earthquake. 

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April 18, 2008 Earthquake

Magnitude 5.2
Date & Time Friday, April 18, 2008 at 04:37:00 AM at epicenter

38.450°N, 87.890°W
5 Miles NNE of Bellmont, IL

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US Geological Survey

Illinois Geological Survey



Posters http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqarchives/poster/2008/20080418.php
News Reports and Other Links

Scientists Say Midwest Quakes Poorly Understood - San Francisco Chronicle

YouTube Video of Live Newscast during Earthquake - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ-AWw4lntk

Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Illinois_earthquake

Damage Photos

Photo links from Illinois Geological Survey
      Mt. Carmel, Illinois
      Belmont, Illinois
      Bone Gap, Illinois
      West Salem, Illinois

Updated July 2009