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Indiana 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Residents

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a 4.2 magnitude earthquake rattled residents in central and western portions of Indiana. The quake occurred at 7:55 a.m. EST on Thursday with an epicenter located 20 miles east of Kokomo, Indiana. The quake occurred at a depth of 4.9 km or three miles below the surface.

The quake was atypical for the region as the area is generally "seismically very quiet" per officials from the U.S.G.S. and Indian University. No damages or injuries resulted from the quake though local authorities were inundated with calls from residents, many of which reported a "loud boom." Aftershocks have also been reported.

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