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Dispatchers flooded with calls, damage very minor
PERRY COUNTY - A 5.2 magnitude earthquake centered in southern Illinois jolted Perry Countians from their predawn sleep Friday, rattling windows and generating dozens of 911 calls but causing no significant damage. An aftershock measuring 4.6 struck after 10 a.m.
According to the National Geological Survey, the 4:37 a.m. quake was centered five miles northeast of Bellmont, Ill., and about 38 miles from Evansville. However, the quake was felt as far as Kansas and Georgia.
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