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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 10:02 am
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OK, it's 4:42am and we just had a hell of a tremor here. My cup of coffee shimmied over 2 inches and fell of the desk. My Troiani fell of the wall, and several books fell off the bookshelf. Just want to get that on the record. Very strange....



 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 10:48 am
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Didn't feel a thing out here in California ? 

Susan



 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 11:13 am
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Joe,

How far away are you from West Salem, Ill?

http://the-dispatch.com/article/20080418/APA/804181351

I noticed the time frame is very close to what you stated.



 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 11:16 am
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It's Democrats.

:?



 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 01:28 pm
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Yep, about 1/2 hour after posting, MSNBC reported a 5.4 in So. Illinois at the exact time. Damn frame on the Troiani broke at the corner....))..



 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 01:37 pm
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The one who would be mostly all shook up would be Bama. At that hour, it would take more than an earthquake to rouse me. If it rattled buildings in Chicago and Cincinnati, I'm sorry I missed it.

ole



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By the way, nice avatar, Ole. Is he a relative of yours? Which unit did he fight with? :D



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PvtClewell-

  You don't recognize Colonel Sanders?  ;)

Harland "Colonel" Sanders (1890 - 1980) - Find A Grave Memorial

 



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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 02:22 pm
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glad to hear it Bama!



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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 03:21 pm
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Yep, felt it very slightly here as well. So slight that Laurie had to ask me if I felt it as well. About 10:20CT.

Edit: USGS is showing the recent one as a 2.6



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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 03:39 pm
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I stand corrected. Laurie just checked USGS again. Evidently there was a 2.5 sometime between the biggest one this AM and this recent one. You are correct Bama, recent one was 4.5.

They're saying this is not from the Madrid fault, but rather something called "The Arkansas Dome". Where's a geologist when you need one...;)





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All is well here.. didnt feel a thing



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I told you a few months ago that New Madrid fault zoneis scarier than any sized hurricane hitting New Orleans and it's just a matter of time because it is overdue for a big move. This was just a slight adjustment of the earth but the big one is coming and unlike the west coast, middle America doen't have the building codes and infrastructure to minimize the damage.

edit:  The New Madrid Fault this was not but it was the Fault zone or a tributary if you will of the main fault.

Last edited on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 05:40 pm by David White



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Well guys I have lived in "earthquake country " my whole life.  I have never had anything fall off the walls or break during an earthquake.  The worst I experience was a bell hanging in my window started ringing once when I was in college. 

Most of the epicenters for the three big earthquakes I have been in were too far away from me to do much damage to me or my house. 

My mother had a vase break in 71 during the Silmar earthquake .  It fell off and hit a metal stand and cracked.  My brother slept though that one as he had during the Tehacipi earthquake in 1952.  

The Northridge earthquake shoke my house pretty good but no damage. 

I had a small rolling earthquake roll right under me as I sat on the floor of my classroom working on a project after school one day.  It tickled .

http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/mercalli.html

This website tells you how earthquakes are rated .  Interesting information . 

Susan



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I did'nt feel anything in Aledo, Illinois (about 30 miles south of Rock Island/Moline, IL and Davenport, IA).

In fact, I didn't know anything about it untill 8:30am when a co-worker asked me about it....I thought she was joking untill I looked it up on the inter-net (which Al Gore invented, so perhaps it wasn't an earth-quake as much as it was sudden global warming).....



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Bama,

Elvis, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson...Great Tennesseans.......Al Gore.....an anomoly....



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