4.2 magnitude earthquake hits west Michigan, shocks felt in Detroit area

DETROIT (AP) -- Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state as well as across the Upper Midwest.

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso said the 4.2-magnitude temblor was recorded shortly after noon Saturday and its epicenter was about 9 miles southeast of Kalamazoo near Galesburg.

There were no reports of damage or injuries despite being felt far away. Caruso says that's common for quakes of this magnitude.

People have reported feeling the earthquake in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Gov. Rick Snyder says in a statement that earthquakes are rare in Michigan but do happen. He added the lack of major problems is "fortunate because we are acutely aware of the challenges posed by such natural disasters in other parts of the world recently."

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