No reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan
DETROIT (AP) — Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and other parts of the Upper Midwest.
U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso said the 4.2-magnitude temblor was recorded shortly after noon Saturday. Its epicenter was about 9 miles southeast of Kalamazoo near Galesburg.
There were no reports of damage or injuries. Caruso says that’s common for quakes of this magnitude.
People have reported feeling the earthquake in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says in a statement that earthquakes are rare in the state. He added that the lack of major problems is “fortunate because we are acutely aware of the challenges posed by such natural disasters in other parts of the world recently.”