Illinois Earthquake

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  1. zirkle2007 macrumors 6502

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I thought it was a tornado at first until I ruled it out from the lack of audible weather and sirens.

    I was a step away from my doorway and yelling my family awake.
     
  3. Lord Adama macrumors member

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    I thought it was a tornado too, but it was just weird I never experienced an earthquake before then boom I was awoken to my house shaking lol.
     
  4. iTim314 macrumors 6502

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    Middle Tennessee - Not sure if I felt shaking, but something woke me up suddenly... afterwards all I heard was a deep rumble. :confused:

    Around 4:55 - 5:00.
     
  5. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    It was on the news here in Columbus, people said they felt it in the area - but I got nothin.
     
  6. VforVelveta macrumors regular

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    I'm in Cedar Rapids Iowa and I felt it. Woke me up and my first thought was "Was that an earthquake? Nah, not in the middle of Iowa." Then this morning on my way to work they're talking about it on the radio. Guess the Midwest can still keep you guessing after all...
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I slept right through it. Which sucks, because it sounds like a small earthquake would be a fun thing to experience :D
     
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Slept right though it, too, yg17. Are you down in Rolla right now, or in STL? Some of my coworkers said they felt it, but I was out.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm in Rolla, so I'm not sure if it could've even been felt down here.
     
  10. smochs macrumors newbie

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    I didn't feel a thing, although remember something falling off my nightstand early in the morning. I remember the similarly intense quake back in 1987. Everyone else I have talked to in Lafayette seemed to have felt it. The news said that there was no reported damage in Indy and kept showing pictures of the new football stadium they are building. Crazy day.

    Did anyone feel any of the aftershocks?
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    "OMG, the Earth just moved!!"

    "Suffer, baby."

    [​IMG]

    PS" Would someone volunteer to check the birth stats for the Mid-West in 9 months?? Thanks.
     
  12. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I live in the South Loop area of Chicago and was up making coffee when the quake struck. My 6 story building shuddered a little bit, shower doors made a rattling noise. I thought that maybe a truck had hit the vaulted street in a weird spot. My dog was a bit freaked out. Turned on the news a little later to discover there had been a quake.
     
  13. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Okay, am I being jealous of all those who felt it, or did I just feel the slightest of aftershocks?
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I noticed an aftershock for a few seconds at around 11:15 EDT.
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    didn't feel a thing, but i was driving at that time to work so thats probably why.
     
  16. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    There wasn't an earthquake. It was Charlie Weis and Mark Mangino playing musical chairs. Mark pulled the chair out from under Charlie and he fell.
     
  17. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    [Insert obligatory, mildly dismissive comment here.] ;)
     
  18. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Oh you Californians. :rolleyes: lol

    That was my first quake. I was in bed and felt like I was gently being rocked. At first I thought I was dreaming or dizzy. Good times though!
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I felt it too. I was like, "The bed is moving". :) I thought I was hallucinating for a minute. Then I found out what it was today. Actually, it felt kind of nice.
     
  20. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Woke us up here in St. Louis. Scared my wife. I was mildly concerned about my 1:18 die-cast race cars sitting on the fireplace mantel.

    Felt the second, shorter R4.5 tremor later in the morning.
     
  21. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    From previous posts I figured your bed was rarely stationary? Or did the neighbors make you bolt it down? Or is this just a way to throw suspicion away from yourself as the cause?
     
  22. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Same here in shake and bake Japan! ;)
     
  23. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Thanks for that link. Newbie here. :apple:

    Funniest stuff I've seen all week. [​IMG]
     
  24. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I was in bed and heard my books sliding on the book shelf, but I thought it was my cats doing their thing.
     

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