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The Wabash Valley is a region with parts in both Illinois and Indiana. It is named for the Wabash River and spans the middle to the middle-lower portion of the river and is centered at Terre Haute, Indiana. The term Wabash Valley is frequently used in local media in Clinton, Lafayette, Mount Carmel, Princeton, Terre Haute, and Vincennes all of which are either on or near the Lower Wabash River.


Seismic activity

The Wabash Valley Fault System in southeastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and adjacent corner of Kentucky extends about 60 miles north-northeastward from just north of the Shawneetown and Rough Creek Fault Zones.

A Magnitude 5.2 quake took place in the Wabash zone[1] on April 18, 2008 at 09:37 UTC (04:37 CST), about 41 miles NNW of Evansville, Indiana, near the community of West Salem, Illinois[2]. It was felt all across southern Illinois, southern Indiana, western and central Kentucky and eastern Missouri, waking people up in Chicago and St. Louis, 123 miles away.[3][4] This was followed by several aftershocks and a second, magnitude 4.6 quake at 15:14 UTC (10:14 CST).[5] There were no injuries or serious damage reported late Friday morning, April 18, 2008.[6] In Mt. Carmel, Illinois, 15 southeast of the epicenter, a woman was reported trapped in her home by a collapsed porch but was quickly freed and wasn't hurt, said Mickie Smith, a police dispatcher there.[6]

The earthquake occurred coincidentally on the 102nd anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The largest quake to have taken place in this Zone was a 5.4 earthquake in 1968.


Counties in the Wabash Valley include Posey, Gibson, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan, Vermillion, Parke, Greene, Putnam, Owen, Knox, Daviess, Martin, and Fountain counties in Indiana. The Illinois portion consists of Clark, Edgar, Crawford, Jasper, Cumberland, Coles, Douglas, Edwards, Wabash, and White, counties. It also may or may not include, depending on the source, Monroe, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and Warren counties in Indiana, and Lawrence, Richland, Vermillion, Champaign, Clay, and Effingham counties in Illinois.


  1. ^ USGS Fact Sheet 131-02: Earthquake Hazard in the Heart of the Homeland
  2. ^ Magnitude 5.2 - ILLINOISUSGS
  3. ^ Television reports, KSDK, "Early Today", April 18, 2008
  4. ^ Magnitude 5.2 - ILLINOIS
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b [1]"Chicago feels aftershock to Midwest quake", Chicago Tribune, April 18, 2008

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
(Redirected to Central Indiana article)

From Wikitravel

Central Indiana is the central third of the state of Indiana, surrounding the Nine-County Region at the heart of the state.

Get in

By car

This is the area where "Crossroads of America" really comes into play. Numerous interstates and highways swarm into this area. I-65S from the northwest, I-74E from the west, I-70E from the southwest, I-65N from the south, I-74W from the southeast, I-70W from the east, and I-69S from the northeast. Indianapolis has a loop called I-465.

  • Greyhound [1]
    • Anderson - Economy Inn, 2400 S. Scatterfield Rd. +1 765 642-3931
    • Indianapolis - 350 S. Illinois St. +1 317 267-3076
  • Megabus 1 877 G02-MEGA [2] A super cheap way to travel by bus that was brought from Europe to the Midwest. Clean, friendly travel option. The earlier you book your trip the cheaper it is. All pickup/drop off points are at popular landmarks. Pickup/drop off from three points in Indy:
    • Indianapolis City Market - 222 E. Market St.
    • Circle Center Mall - 40 W. Maryland St.
    • Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 4790 W. 16th St.
  • Burlington Trailways 1 800 992-4618. [3] Offers bus service throughout the Midwest. Pickup/drop off in Indianapolis.
  • Indianapolis International Airport [4]
  • Alexandria Airport 1577 E. 900 N. +1 765 724-7060
  • Anderson Municipal 282 Airport Rd. +1 765 648-6293
  • Eagle Creek Aviation Services 4101 Dandy Trail. +1 800 4TP-E331. [5]
  • Greenwood Municipal Airport 749 E County Line Rd., Greenwood. +1 317 881-0887. [6]
  • Metropolitan Airport 10401 Willow View Rd., Fishers. +1 317 849-0840. [7]
  • Mt. Comfort Airport 3867 N. Aviation Way, Greenfield. +1 317 335-3371. [8]
  • Amtrak 350 S. Illinois St., Indianapolis. +1 800 USA-RAIL. [9]


The largest concentration of restaurants can be found in Kokomo and Lafayette.


With the dining comes the drinking—you'll find most nightlife in Central Indiana in Kokomo and and West Lafayette as well.

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