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Earthquake wakes up the suburbs; no major damage reported

Western suburbs

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the Chicago suburbs and northern Illinois at 3:59 a.m. today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was centered near Pingree Grove, between Hampshire and Elgin.

Though it roused many from a sound sleep, the earthquake did not cause any major damage in DuPage County.

"We have no reports of any damage in the county, fortunately," said Bill Babyar, deputy diretor of the county's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "We've just been dealing with the storm all night."

Immediately afterward, hundreds of users on the social-networking site Twitter were reporting the shaking from throughout the suburbs, from Kane to DuPage counties all the way east into Chicago.

The quake was originally classified as magnitude 4.3, centered near Sycamore. But the USGS revised its data upon further study.

Click here for more quake information from the USGS.


History of earthquakes in Illinois

• Earthquake felt in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton

• Carol Stream feels earthquake; no damage reported

• Earthquake shakes Kane County; no known injuries, damage

• Elmhurst reports no damage, complaints from earthquake

• Brookfield police get one earthquake call

• Westmont reports few earthquake-related calls

Comment: Tell us what you feltMore info from the USGS
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