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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Michigan, no damage reported

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Michigan, no damage reported
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said there were no reports of injuries or damages after the magnitude 4.2 earthquake. Earthquakes are not common in the state, he noted. (Al Goldis / Associated Press)

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Michigan on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor hit at 12:23 p.m. local time near Galesburg, about 9 miles southeast of Kalamazoo. No damage or injuries were reported.

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Saturday's earthquake was the second strongest in Michigan history, according to the National Weather Service. The most severe was a magnitude 4.6 quake in 1947, the weather service said.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder noted in a statement that earthquakes are rare in the state.

"There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage because of today's earthquake, and that's fortunate because we are acutely aware of the challenges posed by such natural disasters in other parts of the world recently," Snyder said.

Michigan's state police, emergency management and Homeland Security division are monitoring the situation, Snyder said.

The USGS said people in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and Ontario, Canada, also reported feeling the earthquake.

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