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Two Earthquakes Felt Near Vincennes Thursday

Officials say no one was hurt in either of the temblors.

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The two Knox County quakes caused little to no damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports two earthquakes hit Knox County Thursday. The first was a 2.7 magnitude earthquake that hit just after 6 p.m. with an epicenter about nine miles north of Vincennes. The second was a 3.1 magnitude quake occurring less than an hour later near the same area.

The Knox County Sheriff‘s Department says there have been no reports of injuries or damage. Indiana University Professor of Geological Studies Michael Hamburger says the earthquakes were probably felt by people in the area but they weren‘t strong enough to cause any damage.

Indiana does have a history of earthquakes in its southwestern corner. The USGS says a 4.6 magnitude quake hit near Vincennes in 1887.

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