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Michigan 3.3 earthquake centered near Battle Creek

Discussion in 'United States Regional Forum' started by FredC, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. FredC

    FredC Guest

    UNION CITY, Mich. – The earth has moved again in the Battle Creek area.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake registered a magnitude of 3.3 and was centered about 7 miles NE of Union City and 13 miles from Battle Creek. The USGS has the epicenter as along the eastern shore of Warner Lake. They say today’s quake may have been an aftershock of May 2nd’s 4.2 earthquake that took place five miles south of Galesburg.

    A Portage resident tells us that the tremor lasted about 30 seconds. Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Battle Creek Police have also reported feeling the earth shake. Jim Blocker, Battle Creek Chief of Police tweeted immediately that he had felt it.

    The quake was felt along I-94, including in Kalamazoo. The National Weather Service reports that the quake happened at about 11:42am.

    Michigan State Police say that assessments are still ongoing, but there are no reported injuries or damage. Anyone with earthquake-related damage is encouraged to report it to local emergency management officials.

    “Even though they don’t happen often in Michigan, earthquakes are a threat our emergency management officials are prepared and trained to handle,” said Gov. Rick Snyder in a press statement. “Today’s event should serve as another reminder for Michiganders of the importance of personal preparedness for all kinds of emergencies and disasters.”

    USGS map of Battle Creek Earthquake


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  2. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Wow! Did you feel anything where you are?
  3. Rits

    Rits Admin Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Another one?! The last one there was not that long ago in May.
  4. FredC

    FredC Guest

    Yeah I didn't notice this one but others near me did so I guess I was actually out doing something at the time I did notice the last one Rits mentioned.
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  5. Gelcoater

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    They don't even wake me up unless they're over 5.They're usually far away so we don't feel the full effect.
    If you're right on top of a 3.3 it would be a little alarming.
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  6. Dobs4ever

    Dobs4ever Hot Topics Subscriber

    Scary - glad it seems not one was injured.
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  7. Marinegeekswife

    Marinegeekswife Hot Topics Subscriber

    Too bad you didn't feel it. I remember the small one here three or so years ago. Woke me up but I had no idea what it was until the news said the next morning.

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