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
SO NOW in the last 7 days in Michigan it has: snowed, hailed, sleeted, been 14 and freezing, 60 and sunny, and NOW an earthquake. what the hell michigan go home, you’re drunk.
— Alanna Rae ✨ (@alanna__sparks) April 20, 2018
I think??? we just had a baby earthquake??? in the middle of Michigan??? The house shook, our chairs moved in two offices, and everything rattled and it felt like the one in Taiwan from last summer??? ??? In MICHIGAN??
— Seri🌱 (@Seriiiously) April 20, 2018