2018 Chicago Quake


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When it started

5:29:53 PM (EDT)

When It Ended

5:30:10 PM (EDT)

Richter Scale Rating

6.5 (Followed by Aftershocks of up to 5.1)

Epicenter Location

The Indiana/Illinois Border


7 miles

Place(s) impacted

Chicago, IL and other Places along the Midwest

Damage Caused

$1 billion (2016 USD)

Casualties Caused

57 Killed, 110 injured

The 2018 Chicago Quake was a devastating 6.5 Magnitude quake that shook Illinois and a portion of the Midwest on the late Afternoon hours of May 30th, 2018.


The Event


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