TERRE HAUTE — Accoring to the U.S. Geological Survey, two minor earthquakes occured Thursday evening in the Wabash Valley.
The first, measuring 2.7 on the rictor scale, was recorded at 6:07 p.m. centered 5.5 miles deep in an area 4 miles southwest of Oaktown, Indiana, or 10 miles North-Northeast of Vincennes in Knox County.
The second, slightly stronger at 3.1, was recorded at 6:54 p.m. in almost the same area. Accorind to USGS coordinates of 38.807°N, 87.460°W, the second earthquake was centered under the small town of Emison, just west of U.S. 41, in northern Knox County.
Earthquakes of this scale are usually too weak to be felt to far from their epicenter or cause any damage.