3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Michigan; No Reported Injuries or Damages, Assessments Ongoing

Contact: Ron Leix, MSP/EMHSD Public Information Officer, 517-336-6464
Agency: State Police

June 30, 2015

LANSING. The U.S. Geological Survey today confirmed that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake affected the state of Michigan seven miles northeast of Union City at 11:42 a.m.

Assessments are still ongoing, but there are no reported injuries or damages at this time. Anyone with earthquake-related damage is encouraged to report it to local emergency management officials.

“Even though they don’t happen often in Michigan, earthquakes are a threat our emergency management officials are prepared and trained to handle,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “Today’s event should serve as another reminder for Michiganders of the importance of personal preparedness for all kinds of emergencies and disasters.”

The state, via the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, continues to closely monitor the situation and will act as warranted. The public is encouraged to monitor local media for up-to-date reports and emergency information.

On May 2, 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 4.2 magnitude earthquake 5 miles south of Galesburg. There were no injuries, but minor structural damage was reported.

For more information about preparing before, during and after an emergency or disaster, follow the MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS or go to www.michigan.gov/beprepared.