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Southern Illinois Earthquake

Just after 10pm Sunday, December 17, 2023, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook parts of southern Illinois.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake was roughly 3 miles WNW of Waltonville, Illinois and was just shy of 5 miles in depth.  That’s about 12 miles southwest of Mount Vernon, Illinois. The USGS reports the quake hit around 10:10pm.

At the time of this report there were no injuries or damages to buildings.

Earthquakes are not uncommon and in this region they don’t typically do damage.


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