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Old 04-18-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Last night, I awoke to find my bed shaking. I learned early this morning that a 5.2 earthquake occured in Mount Carmel, Illinois, approximately 150 miles to the east of St. Louis. My friends in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Des Moines reported feeling the quake too. Just wanted to start a discussion on this, as I believe the last time an earthquake of this magnitude happened in the Midwest was 20 years ago.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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My dad wrote me from Iowa City. He said he shot up in bed around 4:30am, the cat jumped up in bed freaking out, and everything in the room was making noise and shaking.

I felt absolutely nothing, but everyone in my office in Chicago is babbling about what happened. It might have had something to do with the drinking I did from 7pm to 2am.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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My dad wrote me from Iowa City. He said he shot up in bed around 4:30am, the cat jumped up in bed freaking out, and everything in the room was making noise and shaking.

I felt absolutely nothing, but everyone in my office in Chicago is babbling about what happened. It might have had something to do with the drinking I did from 7pm to 2am.
HAHA...i drank last night too...i was still pretty buzzed when i felt the tremor...."was i drinking absenthe??"

it felt like a big train was rumbling through the neighborhood.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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While I too had a decent amount of wine in my blood, it woke me up. In fact a small tremor happened again at about 10:15 central.

And while it's kind of cool to feel and talk about, no insurance co. will give you earthquake insurance. A bad quake could devastate a lot of people.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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I just read the San Fran earthquake of 1906 also happened on April 18th, and within an hour of the time we got hit this morning.

Strange...
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Well just wait till the entire New Madrid fault finally lets go like around 1812, a good portion of the country will be in shambles...the Midwest is actually prone to big earthquakes, just not as often as places like CA and AK and such...
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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It was felt as far north as Milwaukee, as far south as Northern alabama, and as far east as Cincinatti. amazing!
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Apparently a lot of people felt it around here for about 5 to 10 seconds ... I think I was sleeping.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I slept through the one at 4:30 and I didn't feel the 4.6 at 10.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Maybe I'd better modify this to Midwest and South earthquake because while it happened in Illinois, it apparantly also happened in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama I'm presuming if it happened as far south as missymom claims.
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