Residents across the Midwest had an unexpected wake-up call this morning. The U.S Geological Survey reports a magnitude 5.2 quake hit in Southern Illinois at about 4:30 this morning, near the community of West Salem.
Many Wisconsin residents felt the earth rattle. Near Janesville, the quake is believed to have felt like a magnitude 3.1. Karen Murdy woke up when it hit. She heard a strange sound and furniture throughout their home was shaking.
Over in Racine, Tom Karkow of affiliate WRJN described what he felt. He thought the sound was military aircraft flying overhead. Some citizens called the station to share their experiences with the quake.
The quake reportedly shook homes and rattled furniture across the region. However, no major damage or injuries have been reported.
Affiliates WCLO and WRJN contributed to this report.