Earthquake in Southern Illinois, shakes buildings but no damage reported.
Waldonville, Illinois — Another earthquake struck Southern Illinois, although this time there were no reports of damage. A magnitude 3.1 earthquake happened on Sunday soon after 10:00 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
⚠️ Earthquake Update ⚠️— Illinois Storm Chasers (@IL_Storm_Chaser) December 18, 2023
A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was register near Waltonville (Mount Vernon) at 10:10PM.
Reports are rolling in of it being felt across much of Southern Illinois. pic.twitter.com/qHG5g2ETFv
The epicenter occurred roughly three miles to the west-northwest of Waltonville, Illinois, which is situated southeast of Saint Louis and south of Mount Vernon. This most recent 3.1-magnitude earthquake in Putnam County was probably undetectable to most locals, in contrast to the previous one that occurred a month earlier.
Thankfully, there haven’t been any reports of earthquake-related damage or casualties. Local authorities are keeping a careful eye on the situation, and people are urged to stay alert and heed any instructions given by emergency services.
The previous month, a 3.56-magnitude earthquake that was recorded in Putnam County but did not cause any damage, was followed by this seismic event. The U.S. Geological Survey and other pertinent organizations will keep analyzing data in order to develop a thorough grasp of the seismic activity in the area.
We will provide you with updates on any new developments on this earthquake as long as Southern Illinois people remain vigilant.