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Earthquake rattles Illinois

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Heatherthepackgirl, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

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    (CNN) -- A magnitude-5.2 earthquake, centered 131 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, shook southern Illinois early Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    There were few reports of damage immediately after the predawn quake, which struck at 4:36 a.m. (5:36 a.m. ET), but CNN affiliate WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, showed footage of rubble left in a street after a cornice fell off a brick building there.

    The epicenter of the earthquake was about three miles below ground, six miles northwest of Mount Carmel, Illinois, and 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, Indiana, according to the USGS.

    People as far north as southern Michigan and as far west as Des Moines, Iowa, reported feeling the quake, according to The Associated Press. Map ยป

    Air traffic was halted for an hour at Indianapolis International Airport while the control tower was evacuated, CNN affiliate WRTV-TV in the Indiana city reported.

    At least 30 people reported feeling the quake in Clarksville, Tennessee -- 227 miles south of the epicenter -- according to the USGS Web site.

    Buildings swayed in Chicago's Loop and people were shaken awake in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the AP reported.

    People as far away as southwest Michigan and northeast Georgia e-mailed CNN to say they felt the tremor.

    "It shook our house where it woke me up," David Behm of Philo, Illinois, told the AP. "Windows were rattling, and you could hear it. The house was shaking inches. For people in central Illinois, this is a big deal. It's not like California."

    Radio talk-show host George Noory said he felt the quake in his St. Louis home.

    "Everything shook," Noory said. "I thought the building was going to collapse."
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    Bonnie Lucas, who hosts a morning show at WHO-AM in Des Moines, told the AP she felt her chair move for five seconds.

    The USGS said the largest historical earthquake in the region -- magnitude 5.4 -- shook southern Illinois in 1968.
     
  2. tromadz

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    I was at work when it happened. I thought it was a truck passing by.
     
  3. PackOne

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    Is the Tromadz loung intact? Was it Greg dancing?
     
  4. gopackgo

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    Wow, you guys in Chicago felt it?

    I live in Springfield, but it really wasn't much. The house was moving enough I could tell it was an earthquake, but it didn't last that long.
     
  5. tromadz

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    yeah watching the news, they're acting as if thousands of people died. People calling 911,etc. Cmon folks. Jeez.
     
  6. PackinSteel

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    Heard about it - sux for you folks doesn't it? Not only do you have to deal with winter, tornadoes and mosquitos - now this!

    Hope everyone is OK.
     
  7. MontanaBob

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    Welcome to the world of shake, rattle, and roll. Heather and PackinSteel and myself are pretty used to this. Western Montana averages about 3-4 minor quakes a month...most of the time nobody feels it. We had one last month that shook just a bit...knocked some dust down from the dome of our gym.....and my first thought was "Oh great! Cheesey's in the bathroom again."
     
  8. cheesey

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    Dang "Taco Bell"!!!!! :lol:
     
  9. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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  10. 4packgirl

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    i felt it too! one of the twins crawled in bed with me earlier in the nite & i thought he was having a nightmare! i STILL didn't know what actually happened til i heard it on the radio. apparently the town near me had a HUGE amount of 911 calls at the same time cuz people thought their houses were being broken into! i guess there was another one today around 10:30am - didn't feel that one though.
     
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    I'm in the Rockford area. I woke up and rolled over. One of my customer's was sitting at the table having a cup o' tea and he said it shook the cups and table a bit but no big deal.
     
  12. cheesey

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    Thats EXACTLY what it does to me!!!!
    It burns worse going out then it did coming in!

    Oh.....and i didn't feel the earhtquake........i was asleep.
     

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