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Central Illinoisans and people from other surrounding areas were rudely awakened by the New Madrid fault line stirring this morning. Today’s earthquake was rated as a 5.2 on the Richter Scale and hardly any damage has been seen at ground level. Fortunately for us, earthquakes are a rare phenomenon in Illinois, which is why many people have said they initially thought the quake was a truck rumbling by, a train derailment or — something else?

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