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« on: April 18, 2008, 11:24:50 AM »

I got woke up today at 5:30 ish A.M. (ET) because we were having an earthquake in freaking Indiana! I have lived here for 19 years and we have never had one, so it was weird. I was freaking scared because I am upstairs and my whole room was moving and all my video game systems and trophies on my shelves were moving. 5.4 on the richter scale is what the news said. We have had a few tremors since then too.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 12:31:19 PM »

Holy cow - sounds like you and yours made it through just fine, though, and that's good news.  I have a friend or two from that area - will have to check in with them...
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 12:35:51 PM »

Yeah, we're fine. Thanks for the concern.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 12:40:18 PM »

It hit KY as well. Read about the famous earthquake in the 1800s on the same fault line. I've actually thought about buying earthquake insurance after this...

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 12:53:33 PM »

Wow, glad you guys are ok. I drove through Indiana a couple days ago, glad it didn't hit then. I would have freaked out, hehe.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 12:56:14 PM »

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It hit KY as well. Read about the famous earthquake in the 1800s on the same fault line. I've actually thought about buying earthquake insurance after this...

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I wonder how far the earthquake hit from where I am... My parent's think that flooding has something to do with it because it has rained here for almost a week straight (not in a row, but in spurts each day)
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 12:57:18 PM »

5.4, that's pretty intense. How long did the earthquake last?

Growing up in San Francisco, I've experienced my fair share of earthquakes. From small tremors to the huge one back in 1989. I remember the exact date and time too: October 5, 5:04pm. This was because I was hiding underneath our family room coffee table and the only thing in plain sight from that position was the VCR time clock, so I was staring at that while hearing things crash and fall the whole 15 or 20 seconds that it lasted. Definitely one of the scariest experiences of my life.
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 01:01:04 PM »

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5.4, that's pretty intense. How long did the earthquake last?

Growing up in San Francisco, I've experienced my fair share of earthquakes. From small tremors to the huge one back in 1989. I remember the exact date and time too: October 5, 5:04pm. This was because I was hiding underneath our family room coffee table and the only thing in plain sight from that position was the VCR time clock, so I was staring at that while hearing things crash and fall the whole 15 or 20 seconds that it lasted. Definitely one of the scariest experiences of my life.


I don't know how long it lasted because I was asleep when it happened and got woke up in the middle of it. My entire family was asleep. I figured someone on here would be from San Fran though because I thought about how often they have earthquakes over there. This was the first one I have ever experienced.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 01:56:10 PM »

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Wow, glad you guys are ok. I drove through Indiana a couple days ago, glad it didn't hit then. I would have freaked out, hehe.


Oh dont worrry man, every few years or so Seattle will have one...usually small, but from time to time......
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 02:04:21 PM »

It was about 20 seconds long and centered in southern Illinois.

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 02:05:16 PM »

Ah, so it was a pretty big range of states affected...
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 03:23:38 PM »

Apparently, I slept right through it. I get to the office this morning and everyones talking about feeling the rumbles and such. I was all ZZZs.
I live in the SW burbs of Chicago. Sounds like it was felt as far north as southern Wisconsin. Crazy. I haven't heard about a whole lot of damage or anything, so thats good.
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 04:34:26 PM »

Yeah i live in the NW burbs of Illinois...I definitely felt my bed shaking, but I assumed I was dreaming the whole thing that's how out of it I was.  It somehow made it's way into my dream haha, anyway I woke up and my dad told me there was an earthquake and I said he had to be kidding, I thought that all was a dream haha.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2008, 07:48:03 PM »

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I live in the SW burbs of Chicago. Sounds like it was felt as far north as southern Wisconsin. Crazy. I haven't heard about a whole lot of damage or anything, so thats good.


I live in Chicago (in the city itself). This is all they were talking about on the news this morning. There was no damage done to anything (zero). Then everyone at work was talking about it like, "Oh man! It woke the dog up!". Slow news day.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2008, 01:11:21 AM »

Well, I'm glad everyone is okay. I live in PA, so this is the first I've heard of it. You generally don't think of the midwest as a big earthquake hotspot... guess there is tectonic activity all over th earth :/
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