Tuesday's quake brings up memories of 2008's stronger shakes - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Tuesday's quake brings up memories of 2008's stronger shakes

Byron Douglas giving his forecast when the quake hit in 2008. Byron Douglas giving his forecast when the quake hit in 2008.
This map shows the reach of Tuesday's quake. The star is the epicenter and the blue and green shows areas that felt the shakes. This map shows the reach of Tuesday's quake. The star is the epicenter and the blue and green shows areas that felt the shakes.

Tuesday's quake wasn't nearly as strong as one four years ago. 

Minutes after Tuesday's quake hit, hundreds of people commented on our 14 News Facebook page saying they felt the quake and wanted to know where exactly it came from.

This quake was 3.6 on the Richter scale, enough to shake some homes, but not enough to cause damage.
 
That's a far cry from the 5.2 magnitude quake that hit Mt. Carmel back on April 18th, 2008 and captured live on 14 News Sunrise.

"Oh yes, we're hearing some shaking here. It appears we're having an earthquake here," Byron Douglas said on Sunrise that morning the 2008 quake hit.

It was also captured on video, shaking fridges and knocking items off shelves of a convenience store.

It also damaged a local church and the old Berry School that had been converted to apartments and later torn down.

More than 300 people commented on our Facebook page and reported feeling it in cities like Browns, Illinois, Cynthiana, Owensville, and even north Evansville.

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