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Nov 06, 2013

ABC7 Team Coverage

November 4, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A mystery in the western suburbs: The earth shook Monday night, registering a magnitude 3.2. What was first thought to be an earthquake came just seconds after a blast at a quarry, but quarry officials say the two events are not connected.

“I was in my office, doing some paperwork, next thing I know, I hear a big bang. Whole floor shook. I went outside to see if somebody hit my building,” Mario Licitra, Licitra Roofing Company, said.

“One guy yelled, ‘I think a semi hit the building!'” John Licitra, Licitra Roofing Company, said. “Everyone runs outside.”

No one was injured and no damage was reported, but the blast registered a 3.2 magnitude seismic event, downgraded from an original 3.7 magnitude.

People from the western suburbs and as far north as Kenosha felt the blast just after 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. There is some minor damage.

The quarry is located in McCook. Blasting at a quarry is loud and jarring, but for those who live close by, relatively routine. But Monday was different– there were two.

“Like ten seconds later, there was a huge blast and my house was shaking like crazy,” said Vijay Parikh, Countryside resident.

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