Local News 9/27

            Two earthquakes that struck the Wabash Valley in two weeks has emergency management teams concerned about an active fault line running right under us.
            A 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit approximately 7 miles west of Mount Carmel in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone last Tuesday.  A 3.1-magnitude quake hit the same area at a similar depth on Sept. 8.
            The epicenter for both was more than 7 miles underground – and line up with the estimated location of a fault line that was part of the magnitude 5-point-2 quake in 2008.
            An earthquake registering in the magnitude-5 range typically hits the Wabash Valley area approximately every 20 years, but emergency management officials say area residents should always be prepared – because we are living over a seismic zone.
            Admission to any state park in Indiana is free this Saturday.
            The department of natural resources says they’re closing the cash registers at the front gate to every state park – in honor of national public lands day. That’s the nation’s largest single day for volunteer efforts on public lands.
            Parks around Indiana will offer hikes, pioneer activities, and other events – and some have volunteer opportunities available as well. Check the calendar on the DNR website for more information.
            Wood Memorial takes North Posey to the final game, but ends up losing 3 games to two.
            Action today:
            Boy’s Tennis sectionals at Princeton and Vincennes Lincoln.
            Wood Memorial plays Pike Central, with the girls at home and the boy’s on the road.
            Gibson Southern boys at home for North Posey.

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