HUFFINGTON POST
04/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Strong Midwest Earthquake Aftershocks Felt

A strong aftershock shook Southern Illinois on Monday, three days after a magnitude 5.2 quake rattled the region.

Geologists say the temblor just before 12:40 a.m. registered 4.5 magnitude at its epicenter about 5 miles northwest of Mount Carmel. The location is in the same area as Friday's early morning earthquake, which shook a wide area of the Midwest and caused minor damage.

The Monday morning aftershock was the 18th since Friday and the second strongest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The strongest was a 4.6 magnitude shaker about 5 1/2 hours after the original quake Friday morning.

Residents across the Midwest were awakened Friday by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that shook skyscrapers in Chicago. The midwest earthquake did not cause any major injuries or damage.

An early morning weather report on WFIE-TV in Evansville, Indiana was interrupted by the newscast. Watch the video below: