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Northern Illinois earthquake felt in southeastern Wisconsin

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This morning's earthquake in northern Illinois is the eighth tremor in the last 15 years to be felt in southeastern Wisconsin, according to the UW-Milwaukee Seismic Center.

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Today's quake hit about 4 a.m. near DeKalb, Ill. It had a magnitude of 4.3.

The quake caused minor damage but no injuries.

A woman in Port Washington told the Journal Sentinel that a rattling door on her dresser woke her up. Her husband passed it off as a passing snowplow and went back to sleep.

The woman said she couldn't hear the normal humming of a plow - and an earthquake was a much better explanation.

A Kenosha County woman said the quake knocked out her TV set.

UW-Milwaukee said today's tremor was the first to be felt in Milwaukee since April of 2008, when a 5.2 earthquake hit southern Illinois.

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