Unusual Earthquake Shakes Southeast Michigan

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred on Aug. 21 near Monroe in the southeastern corner of Michigan, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The depth was about 5.7 miles (9.17 kilometers). The earthquake was felt in the Detroit area and in Ohio, which is just minutes from Monroe. It happened around 7 p.m.

“There was a loud boom and the entire house shook and the pictures rattled on the wall,” Vicki LaVelle of Temperance told the Monroe News.

Deanna Porter of Monroe said people in her neighborhood emerged from their houses to “see what happened.”

State police on Twitter said they had no reports of damage, “just a little rumble to add to our 2020!”

Earthquakes of 3.2 magnitude aren’t considered major.

“Many people do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Vibrations similar to the passing of a truck,” the Geological Survey said on its website.

Original Article:https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2020/08/24/580152.htm

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