5.4 earthquake rocks Illinois; also felt in Ohio, Indiana
Created: 4/18/2008 6:21:45 AM
Updated:4/18/2008 6:31:39 AM
A 5.4 earthquake in Illinois has rocked people awake as far away as Indiana and Ohio, surprising residents unaccustomed to such a large temblor in the Midwest.
Channel 3 News has received comments from viewers comparing the effect to that caused by extremely high winds.
The calls came from a number of different cities, including Lakewood, Rocky River, Solon, Akron, Copley and Willard.
The quake hit just before 4:37 AM and was centered six miles from West Salem in southern Illinois and was felt in Chicago, about 230 miles away.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.