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Earthquake Reported Outside Of Taylorville Thursday Morning

An earthquake hit outside of Taylorville at 3:45 AM Thursday.  The earthquake registered a 2.0 on the Richter scale.  Earthquakes under 2.5 are generally not felt by the public but can be registered on seismic machines.  The earthquake occurred about 3.3 miles east of Taylorville, 25 miles southwest of Decatur, 26 miles east southeast of Chatham, 28 miles southeast of Springfield, and 42 miles south of Lincoln.  The depth was 5 km and location was 39.544N 89.233W.


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