DEKLAB, CHICAGO – Today’s 2010 earthquake struck Virgil and Sycamore in DeKalb County.
The earthquake hitting Virgil and Sycamore in DeKalb County struck just before 10 AM local time as broke by LALATE NEWS first this morning.
Under Mayor Mundy, Sycamore describes itself as the following:
“A major factor in strengthening the Sycamore Community is having people living and working in Sycamore or in the immediate area. Those who can do both quickly become vested in the community and have time, energy and resources to volunteer and participate in bettering our “Home Town”.”
The quake was located just four miles both Sycamore and Virgil.
Sycamore sits on Route 64 and had a 2005 census popululation under 15,000. It’s also know by itsannual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, a pumpkin festival established in 1962 that attracts tens of thousands.
Data from the USGS includes the following:
* Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 09:59:34 UTC
* Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 03:59:34 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 41.978°N, 88.597°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
* 6 km (4 miles) WNW (292°) from Virgil, IL
* 8 km (5 miles) E (94°) from Sycamore, IL
* 8 km (5 miles) N (1°) from Maple Park, IL
* 35 km (22 miles) NW (315°) from Aurora, IL
* 77 km (48 miles) WNW (282°) from Chicago, IL
Reports of injuries and damage have not yet been reported. The quake struck at 9:59 AM local time. The earthquake while not substantial – 4.3 magnitude – did have a nominal depth of only 3.1 miles below the earth’s surface causing it to be felt a greater distance.
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