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3.8 Earthquake hits West-Central Indiana Thursday

(USGS)

Parts of Western and Central Indiana trembled Thursday afternoon thanks to an earthquake that measured 3.8 on the Richter scale.

The US Geological Survey says the quake was centered about 2 miles west of Bloomingdale, Indiana, a town of 300 in Parke County southwest of Lafayette.

In nearby Montezuma a local official told WISH-TV in Indianapolis that it ‘scared everybody.”

The quake was felt throughout the surrounding area, including Indy, Kokomo and Champaign, Illinois.

The USGS warned that aftershocks are always possible, and reminded Hoosiers and Illini to stay alert.

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