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Old 04-18-2008, 04:12 PM
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Default Midwest Earthquake!

This morning, an earthquake (magnitude 5.2 Richter) struck in far-southeastern Illinois, just outside West Salem. I have received a few PM's asking if I was ok, or if I had felt anything. Firstly, thanks to all who asked, and yes I am fine. Way far from where the epicenter was, dangit. Second, I felt not a thing; slept thru all the excitement. Dangit again. Never been in an earthquake, and while I would never wish a serious one on anywhere/anyone, I wonder just how it feels.

Anyway, just wanted to start a thread to see if anyone felt this morning's tremors, and make sure my fellow Wattheads are all OK today!
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:30 PM
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Well I have been through the after shocks of that Alaska Quake back in the 60's and it scared the crap out of me.
No I missed this one also, but I like gfdengine204 live too far north to have felt it as we only live 30 some miles apart.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:35 PM
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We have quite a few earthquakes up here in Alaska. The largest one that we have been in was 7.2 a few years ago. A fair amount of damage to roads near the center and a few people hurt but no one died. We were about 150 miles from the center and it just made a few cracks in some drywall joints.

We live on glacial till (gravel deposits left by receding glaciers) and can usually hear earthquakes prior to feeling them. I guess it is the rocks moving against each other that causes the low rumble.

Glad no one was hurt.

http://www.earthquake.usgs.gov/ is the earthquake tsunami center in Palmer Alaska. It is interesting to see all the earthquakes that happen every day. Take a look I think your quake is shown.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:29 PM
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Kev you missed the 5 second show! I was awake when it happened and for some reason I thought in my mind it was the rail cars about 1/4 mile away from my house. It kind of felt like they were slamming together, but then there was no noise.....confused I was!

Dang! The second tremor was at 10:15 am (about 15 min ago) I didnt feel that one, Kev did you?
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:04 PM
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Nope.....I'm at work, and didn't notice anything then either....

But, one of my troopers was just saying how her son felt the first one this morning.....
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:08 PM
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Didn't feel them here in Oklahoma. However we have so many temblors here due to detonating obsolete bombs and ammunition at the Army Ammunition Plant about 1.5 miles from my house. This goes on several days a week and has gone on for 30+ years.

The whole house shakes, windows rattle and the ceiling fans sway. I have been in many quakes when I lived in southern CA, some serious enough to cause damage, and the ammunition explosions are just like quakes. Of course the base says that no homes are damaged, but I have cracks in my brick. Oh well.

Glad no one was injured in the Land of Lincoln.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:24 PM
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Good to hear yer OK Kev. I though about you straight away when I heard that on the news.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:54 PM
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Shhhhhhh.....don't talk about Earthquakes....I live in California.....been through more of them than I can remember.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
Shhhhhhh.....don't talk about Earthquakes....I live in California.....been through more of them than I can remember.
I knew the midwest was alot like CA!

except for the warm weather

and the hot girls,

and the palm trees,

and the movie stars,

and the rich people

...............
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
I knew the midwest was alot like CA!

except for the warm weather

and the hot girls,

and the palm trees,

and the movie stars,

and the rich people

...............

Yes, but what about:

The horrible traffic

The horrible property prices

The smog
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Yes, but what about:

The horrible traffic

The horrible property prices

The smog
Shhhhhhh.....don't talk about traffic, bad economy, high priced housing, smog...

(Puts fingers in ears)...LALLALALALALALALLALALALALLALALALLALALLALAL LA
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
Shhhhhhh.....don't talk about traffic, bad economy, high priced housing, smog...

(Puts fingers in ears)...LALLALALALALALALLALALALALLALALALLALALLALAL LA
I gotta try that!! bub,steve


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Old 04-19-2008, 12:17 AM
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I felt it all the way up here in Fort Wayne. I had just woken up, was still laying in bed when it happened.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:03 AM
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Daryl, where do you live? Anchorage?
We don't feel too many down here in Skagway.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:08 AM
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I was on line at the time and felt the thing here in West TN. Hadn't been in one that big since we lived on Okinawa many many moons ago.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:23 AM
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I was sleeping at work...enjoying a peaceful night for once...it's OK for me to sleep at work because I am a Fireman...working 24 hour shifts...have to sleep sometime. I didn't know what was going on. At first I thought it might be a tornado...there was this eerie whirling/rumbling sound and the walls were shaking. I don't know how long it lasted... but it seemed forever. I jumped in my Bunker Gear and prepared for the onslaught of emergency runs. Fortunately, there were only a couple of calls for some minor issues. Actually no issues, just paranoia.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by shotgunsmitty View Post
Daryl, where do you live? Anchorage?
We don't feel too many down here in Skagway.
I live in Wasilla, after 7 years in SE Alaska we decided we needed better weather Colder but a lot dryer.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:59 PM
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Felt it here too. Two waves starting small then increasing in intensity. 5 to 6 seconds each 2 seconds apart. Between 5:40 and 5:45 AM local time. (9:40 UTC)
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:03 PM
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Wow 3 more posts and I get a kewpie doll....
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by barmonkey View Post
I was sleeping at work...enjoying a peaceful night for once...it's OK for me to sleep at work because I am a Fireman...working 24 hour shifts...have to sleep sometime. I didn't know what was going on. At first I thought it might be a tornado...there was this eerie whirling/rumbling sound and the walls were shaking. I don't know how long it lasted... but it seemed forever. I jumped in my Bunker Gear and prepared for the onslaught of emergency runs. Fortunately, there were only a couple of calls for some minor issues. Actually no issues, just paranoia.
Dang barmonkey, I never realized you are a fellow hosepuller! (Or maybe I did and old age made me forget?) I miss my firefighting days.....<sigh>
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