Breaking News: Did You Feel It? 3.6-magnitude earthquake shakes metro Detroit

USGS Intensity Map

DETROIT — A 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook metro Detroit on Thursday at around 8 p.m. According to the USGS, the epicenter was in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. That is right across the Detroit River from Grosse Ile. It was also felt in Windsor, Leamington, Essex and across southeastern Michigan. The earthquake had a depth of 5.0 km or about 3.10 miles.

Earthquakes are rare in the midwest region, but they do happen every now and then. The last earthquake to affect Michigan was a 4.2-magnitude earthquake centered in Galesburg, Michigan on May 2, 2015.

Data courtesy of the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

For more information regarding today’s 3.6-magnitude earthquake, visit  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000dny9#executive

 

 

 

USGS ShakeMap

 

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