BREAKING: Quarry blast shakes southwest suburbs

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 11/04/2013, 01:03pm

A quarry blast shook the southwest suburbs and reportedly could be felt across the Chicago area, including within the city itself, just after 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The USGS National Earthquake Information Center initially recorded a 3.7-magnitude eathquake at 12:35 p.m. in Indian Head Park.

The Doings Hinsdale reported it may have been related to a quarry blast. The USGS also has updated its report to a “quarry blast” as of 1:15 p.m.

Did you feel the blast? Let us know where you are and what you felt.


Here are additional details as we get them, including your reactions:

Here are several maps of the area:

For more information about the “shaking levels” shown in the map above, read “Map: Monday’s quarry blast.”

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That second map was created by the USGS.

The earthquake information center also is looking for your reactions. If you felt the blast earlier today, you can fill out a form for the USGS here.