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Earthquake rattles Midwest Friday morning

Update, 11:30 AM ET: We're receiving reports from our sisters stations in Louisville, Evansville and Cape Girardeau they are currently experiencing aftershocks.

From our sister station in Evansville, IN 14 WFIE:

Update, 9:30am CDT: Kentucky transportation officials report no damage to major bridges on the Ohio River.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says it would take an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude or greater to cause significant damage.

Update, 7:45am: An interesting note about this earthquake. It was 102 years ago Friday, on April 18th, 1906, that a devastating earthquake hit San Francisco, causing widespread damage.

We will discontinue live coverage on 14 News at 8am Central Time. Tune to 14 News Friday for live updates as new information becomes available.

Update, 7:30am Fri: There is some damage, but so far, no reports of serious injuries.

In Mt. Carmel, IL, a canopy fell off a house and blocked the doorway, trapping the people inside for a time.

We have a report of a minor injury in Princeton. A 14 News viewer says her mother sustained a cut on her face when a crystal figurine fell off a shelf.

14 News will have complete coverage throughout the day Friday.

Update, 7:10am Fri: The earthquake has been downgraded to 5.2 on the Richter Scale.

14 Sunrise is extending coverage. We will continue with our live stream as well on 14wfie.com. 14 News will have complete coverage later Friday.

Update, 7 am Fri: 14 News viewer just reported another after shock in Princeton, IN.

Update, 6:35 am Fri: We have reports of a mobile home knocked off its foundation in Mt. Carmel, IL

Update, 5:30am Fri: There are reports of minor damage in southern Illinois. There are no reports of injuries yet.

Update, 5am Fri: The USGS is reporting the earthquake was 5.4 on the Richter Scale, and centered near West Salem, Illinois.

Earlier: An earthquake shook Tri-Staters out of bed early Friday morning. It happened just after 4:30am Central Time.

14 News is gathering information and will update this information as soon as it becomes available.

USGS Earthquake link

Tune to 14 News Sunrise for complete live coverage.

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