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    Earthquake ?

    All I am from nashville illinois anyone else feel an earthquake. My wife just called from sparta illinois and confirmed with me.
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    Confirmed -

    From the USGS -
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...us2008qza6.php
    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude 5.4
    Date-Time

    * Friday, April 18, 2008 at 09:36:56 UTC
    * Friday, April 18, 2008 at 04:36:56 AM at epicenter

    Location 38.520N, 87.873W
    Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
    Region ILLINOIS
    Distances

    * 12 km (7 miles) E (90) from West Salem, IL
    * 13 km (8 miles) NE (53) from Bone Gap, IL
    * 14 km (9 miles) W (266) from Allendale, IL
    * 36 km (22 miles) WSW (241) from Vincennes, IN
    * 67 km (41 miles) NNW (335) from Evansville, IN
    * 206 km (128 miles) E (93) from St. Louis, MO

    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters NST=135, Nph=135, Dmin=31 km, Rmss=1.61 sec, Gp= 32,
    M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source

    * USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID us2008qza6
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    i didnt feel anything my shelf full of cars didnt move nor did any gi joes
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    Felt it in Lafayette, Indiana.

    First one I've felt since Cali! a bit over a 3 here, just enough to wake us up. It was a roller and a shaker here! Cool!
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    Yeah, I remember feeling it in the middle of the night. I thought my girlfriend had farted, but quickly realized that there was no smell akin to dead skunks burning in a vat of formaldehyde accompanying these tremors. It was at that second I realized that it must be an earthquake.
    Don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpohl View Post
    Yeah, I remember feeling it in the middle of the night. I thought my girlfriend had farted, but quickly realized that there was no smell akin to dead skunks burning in a vat of formaldehyde accompanying these tremors. It was at that second I realized that it must be an earthquake.
    You need a new girlfriend.

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    Well, it's her only less than stellar quality I can think of, so I'm cool with it.
    Don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best.

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    Anytime someone describes his GF, and for any reason, the word stench comes to mind there could be a problem. But glad you like her otherwise.

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    I love her to death, but she does let some serious gas out when she sleeps. It doesn't seem inplausible that she could shake the entire house with a poot.
    Don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best.

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    There was an Indiana earthquake, in the year of '08
    It shook the living daylights out of the Vigo County Seat
    Not a building still left standing when the dust had cleared away
    Just a rumble in the distance all the way to New Madrid

    Oh Sherman Buck was driving his old mule into town
    When a big one came and shook so hard, that it knocked him to the ground
    Lord there opened up a hole so big, he thought his time was up
    And it swallowed up that poor old mule and it just missed Sherman Buck

    Chorus
    Indiana earthquake you just don't know what you've done
    We may fall off in the Wabash, but you'll never make us run
    You're a partner to the devil, but we ain't afraid of him
    We'll build ourselves another town so you can tear it down again

    Then came the quake of '99 that levelled Bloomington
    The earth was like an ocean churning, with waves of twenty feet
    Lord it sounded like a thousand trains were screaming underground
    Clean across to West Lafayette, they heard that mournful sound

    [chorus]

    Then came one day the holocaust on Pennsylvania Street
    [Ninety] miles of walls came down like old Jericho that day
    Might near everything the earthquake missed, a holy fire consumed
    And left 'em smoke and the ashes of the dreams that can't be ruined (note 1)

    [chorus]

    Build ourselves another town so you can tear it down again
    Don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Anytime someone describes his GF, and for any reason, the word stench comes to mind there could be a problem. But glad you like her otherwise.
    yeah, I would immediately check and make sure the freezer did not get unplugged again.
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    felt it this morning and then more recently an after shock that shook the 3 story concrete building i am in. this kind of blows. we get earthquakes, but no mountains to ride up? the bad with no good. stupid midwestern life of mine. later.

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    "How can you live in California, aren't you afraid of earthquakes?!"

    Pfft!

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    I must have woken to an aftershock because at about 9am in Iowa City my kitties and i woke up staring at the ceiling and eachother going "WTF..."
    Last edited by timmyquest; 04-18-08 at 11:47 AM.

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