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4.3 Quake Hits Chicago

An earthquake rattled residents of Chicago's western suburbs awake early on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The quake's epicenter was 48 miles west/northwest of the city and hit with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale. So far, no injuries or significant property damage has been reported. Witnesses reported feeling their houses shake, hearing sounds similar to an explosion, and said the quake lasted less than a minute.