3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Tri-State - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Tri-State

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered about six miles from Mt. Carmel shook homes Tuesday night right around dinner time.

There are no reports of injuries or damage, but the tremor in Wabash County was felt for miles around and it had people talking.

14 News is told there's no injuries and no damage, unlike the quake that hit the area back in 2008. It's business as usual for a Tuesday night.

But earlier Tuesday, Gary Wirth and his family were inside their home in Mt. Carmel when he says his entire family got a jolt. He says everything started shaking and they immediately knew it was an earthquake.

They were here for the April 2008 quake that was a 5.2. He says this was a very mild quake compared to that one, but it was still enough to get your attention.

"We were up in the kitchen here. We had the kitchen window open and we could hear the rumble of the earthquake going down the countryside just a rumbling. The kitchen cabinets were rattling. It wasn't anything real bad, but it made it very interesting," Wirth said.

Wirth says he thinks it lasted for about three seconds and says he didn't feel any aftershocks.  

As soon as the quake hit, 14 News was flooded with calls and messages from viewers. We received reports from Mt. Carmel, Carmi, and Browns, Illinois. Reports were coming in from Owensville and Cynthiana, Indiana as well as the northern portions of Vanderburgh and Posey Counties.

Viewers say they felt the earth shake, but no damage has been reported. 

For more on what the USGS is reporting, click here.

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