by The Chicago Times Staff

June 17, 2021

INDIANA — On Thursday, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocked western Indiana near the Illinois border, according to the US Geological Survey.  The quake struck at 3:18 p.m., about 2 miles west of Bloomingdale in Parke County, according to the federal agency.  The quake struck at a depth of around 1.9 miles beneath the Earth’s surface, according to the USGS.  Residents in the northern, central, and southern parts of Indiana reported feeling the tremor on the USGS website.  Residents in Illinois and southern Michigan said they felt the tremor as well.  Residents in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on the state’s northeastern border, also reported feeling the tremor.