Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake in Union City felt across SW Michigan
People all across Southwest Michigan felt the shock waves earlier today as a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck the area. Around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, the earthquake took place 7 miles northeast of Union City in Calhoun County.
This comes only 2 months after the 4.2 magnitude earthquake centered on Augusta took place on May 2.
WBCK/WBXX spoke with Ralph Haefner, the Deputy Center Director of the US Geological Survey in Lansing about the odds of this in Michigan, and he said it’s all about probability.
“You might see a couple earthquakes in a year, and you might not see a couple earthquakes in 10 or 20 years, especially in Michigan where the current [amount of] earthquakes is relatively low.”
As of yet there have been no reports of damage due to the quake, but if you felt the quake or saw damage caused by it, you can go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002mly#impact_dyfi and fill out a report.