April 24, 2008 Kokomo, Indiana; Oswego, Illinois; and Granville, Massachusetts - At 4:37 AM Central on Friday, April 18, 2008, at an epicenter 38 miles northwest of Evansville, Indiana (38.450°N, 87.890°W), a magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 7.2 miles deep shook sleeping residents from Bellmont, Illinois, to St. Louis, Missouri, Des Moines, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Kansas and Georgia nearly 900 miles away. Indianapolis International Airport closed down for an hour while the control tower was evacuated. This was the first strong earthquake in the Midwest since 1968.
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