© 2023 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

5.2 Illinois Quake Felt In Louisville

Louisville Metro Government officials say there appears to be no major damage and no injuries from this morning's earthquake that rattled the region.The 5.2 magnitude quake was centered in eastern Illinois.Mayor Jerry Abramson said at a morning press conference that the city's infrastructure, including parking garages and water and sewer lines, were being checked for damage as a precaution.The Kentucky Transporation Cabinet was also inspecting bridges and overpasses.The quake did shake loose dozens of bricks and other masonry from the top of a building on West Kentucky Street.Louisville MetroSafe Director Doug Hamilton says the city's 911 system was bombarded with calls, mostly from people wondering what happened.Louisville Gas and Electric Company spokesman Chip Keeling says the utility has been checking gas lines for leaks but has found no problems.The U.S. Geologic Survey says the quake occurred at 5:36am Eastern Daylight Time.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – readers like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.