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PostSubject: Earthquake!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:21 pm

First, I will say, Earthquakes are very uncommon here in Indiana. I've only experienced 3 of them in my life. I woke up at 5:30 this morning to my bed shaking and then I realized the whole house was shaking. It only lasted a few seconds and nothing was damaged, here anyway. I'm sure it scared my cats though lol! Here is an article I found about this morning's earthquake.


Indiana residents rocked by Ill. earthquake


Indianapolis - No significant damage has been reported in Indiana after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck the Midwest Friday morning. An aftershock was felt through central Indiana around 11:15 am.

The quake just before 4:37 a.m. Central time was centered six miles from West Salem, Ill., and 45 miles from Evansville, Ind. It was felt in such distant cities as Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa, 450 miles northwest of the epicenter.

"We have some minor reports of glass breakage and perhaps a mobile home may have come off its foundation," said Joe Wainscott Jr., executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Wainscott said some damage might not yet be apparent. Indiana Department of Transportation crews immediately began inspecting bridges and overpasses along such highways as Interstate 64 and U.S. 41 in southwestern Indiana, he said. He said as of midmorning the inspections were nearly completed and there were no reports of damage.

"The things on my curio were rattling and the water in the fish bowl was splashing," said Kelly Bolte, a waitress in Seymour, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis. "It felt like the dog was running through the house."

Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Todd Ringle from the Evansville post said he was shaken out of his bed. Another Evansville resident said he felt a rolling motion.

At Vincennes University, about 30 miles east of the epicenter, all five dormitories were evacuated as a precaution, sending nearly 1,500 students to an intramural field for an hour, said university spokesman Duane Chattin. The earthquake triggered the fire alarm in one residence hall, Chattin said. There was no damage or injuries reported on the campus, Chattin said.

The earthquake was felt across Indiana, shaking tall buildings and rattling windows in downtown Indianapolis. It was felt as far as Kendallville, in the northeast corner of the state, about 250 miles from the epicenter.

"I was sitting at my computer," Kendallville resident Andrea Brand said. "The computer starting shaking and the desk started shaking. The whole house was shaking."

Michael Hamburger, IU seismologist, says residents shouldn't worry about aftershocks. He says there can be a decaying series of aftershocks in lesser magnitude from the original earthquake. He expects a modest number of aftershocks over the next few days. Hamburger called it a "moderate earthquake" and said that an event of this size happens once every ten to 15 years. He also noted similar sized earthquakes happening in the past not far from the Friday earthquake's epicenter.

Hamburger says he doesn't expect reports of damage, "but you will get a lot of people who felt the earthquake."

IMPD says they received 180 calls into their 911 dispatch call center between 5:30 and 6:30 am, a large number for that time of the morning. Residents Eyewitness News spoke with said the sound frightened them and woke them from sleep.

Some people who experienced a sonic boom and saw flares in the sky a few nights ago also felt the earthquake, which caused some consternation. The Indiana Air National Guard said its F-16 fighter jets were on training missions when one of the planes went supersonic, creating the boom. Residents were also worried about the flares.
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:02 pm

I saw your bulletin about it on myspace. I'll have to tell Rob about that since he is from Indiana. I'm glad to hear it wasn't much and everything is ok.

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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:30 am

It was an interesting experience, that's for sure. I was really shocked that not much was disturbed in the house, I found one thing that was knocked over, wasn't broken though.
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:26 pm

Hey Sherrie. Glad you are ok!
I've just recently been through the same experience here in England! Yes I said England! Shocked A couple of weeks ago a lay asleep in my bed to be awaken by my bed shaking and everything else shaking too! Like you nothing was broken but it was a huge shock and something that you never really experience here in England!
How my three year old daughter managed to sleep through it I don't know?! scratch Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:36 am

Shocked She must be a very heavy sleeper. Maybe it's better she did sleep through it, probably would've scared her. One of my friends daughters, she's 12 or 13, she went running through their house screaming "What is that!"

All 3 times I've ever been in an earthquake, I was asleep and it woke me up lol!
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