April 18, 2008

Rockin' and Shakin'

We had an earthquake lastnight? Well apparently we did, that's what everyone is talking about today. I wouldn't know it happened at 4:37 AM. At that time in the morning I'm sleeping. Apparently it was noticeable, but with the way Ktreva tosses and turns, if I did wake up, I probably just throught it was her.

According to the Rockford Register Star:

An earthquake centered in southern Illinois rocked people awake across the Midwest early today, surprising residents unaccustomed to such seismic activity.

The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem, and 66 miles west of Evansville, Ind.

Initially pegged as a 5.4 earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey revised its estimate to give it a value of 5.2....

...The quake shook skyscrapers in Chicago’s Loop, 230 miles north of the epicenter, and in downtown Indianapolis, about 160 miles northeast of the epicenter.

I just want to know why is it that when we have an Earthquake around here, it always happens in the middle of the night?

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Apparently, there was another 4.? about 10:15. One of the guys in my office said he felt it while sitting on the crapper. I didn't notice it, but was up to my eyeballs in an estimate and kinda oblivious.

There was some damage down south. Knocked brick off some churches and other buildings. But the worst of all-it knocked the bottles off the shelf in a liquor store in Mt. Carmel. Damned earthquake committing alcohol abuse.


Posted by: Petey at April 18, 2008 11:10 AM

It woke me up from a sound sleep. My bed was shaking and I was about to blame it on my cat chasing her imaginary friend around the house again, but the cat wasn't there. I thought it might have been an earthquake or a really weird dream. Went back to sleep & when I went to get Noah from work around 6 this morning, they were talking about it on the radio. About 2 months back I was laying on the couch watching the TV and my couch suddenly shook just for a couple seconds. I never did hear anything about an earthquake then, but I'm certain it was a small tremor. According to everything I've read we are located on a major fault line, so it is just a matter of time before we get a major earthquake.

Posted by: red at April 18, 2008 01:10 PM

I wanna know why I was awake for it and didn't notice a damn thing.

Posted by: Harvey at April 19, 2008 10:39 AM