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The reports first thing this morning were that it was felt from Chicago to Indy to Cincy. That's waht you get for watching local news!

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We definitely felt it this morning in Cincinnati. I woke up to a loud crash which ended up being a picture frame that fell and broke and a pile of CD's that fell to the floor from the desk. First reaction was that someone was in the house. DH and I woke up at the same time and I was hopping out of bed and he said "wait - it's an earthquake"! I couldn't believe it, but sure enough the TV stand was swaying back and forth and the bed was shaking! Very weird experience...I can't imagine how it feels in CA with those big quakes!

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jose is at home right now and was in bed on the computer and just sent me an IM a few mins ago that the house was shaking again at 10:16 am CST! he said the ceiling fans were swinging and the hangers in the closet were rattling.

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what jose and i felt at 10:16 actually was another earthquake FYI!!!!

 

Magnitude 4.5 - ILLINOIS

 

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 4.5 (Preliminary magnitude — subject to revision)

Date-Time Friday, April 18, 2008 at 15:14:16 UTC

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 10:14:16 AM at epicenter

 

Location 38.542°N, 87.913°W

Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program

Region ILLINOIS

Distances 9 km (5 miles) ENE (74°) from West Salem, IL

13 km (8 miles) NE (34°) from Bone Gap, IL

14 km (8 miles) ESE (113°) from Parkersburg, IL

38 km (23 miles) WSW (246°) from Vincennes, IN

70 km (44 miles) NNW (333°) from Evansville, IN

203 km (126 miles) E (92°) from St. Louis, MO

 

Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available

Parameters NST=018, Nph=018, Dmin=267.7 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp=119°,

M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=1

Source West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS

 

Event ID at00853165

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Originally Posted by Christine View Post
I saw this on CNN this morning and you know its funny, it was such big news since the midwest never gets them and I laughed and told my DH that if this had been in CA they would have said "oh there was another earthquake in CA, now onto other news"...but they do the same thing when there's a tornado in a place that doesn't usually have them or a hurricane in a place that doesn't have them. We never hear about all the earthquakes in the pacific and they have them all the time "ring of fire" anyone...okay I will stop babbling, I am a social studies teacher who used to teach Natural Disasters.
Christine..I was thinking the same thing. Here is Reno we have had earthquakes for the past few months...several a day. On Tuesday I think it was there was three right after one another all of them around 3.4 or something....its a little freaky!!

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it might sound weird but I like it.. I mean i don't want anyone getting hurt but it puts a little spice in the day! I felt the 2nd one two at work. we are up on the 5th floor. it was pretty cool! (sound like a weirdo)

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I just read in the paper yesterday Oregon has had 600 earthquakes off the coast for the past few months. They are smaller in magnitude- 5.4 or smaller.

 

We had a few larger ones when I was in high school- once during a basketball game and the tiles started to fall from the roof. The other one was larger but I slept through the damn thing. My parents left me in the house and the whole neighborhood gathered outside while I was just dozing off. What jerks huh? I'm surprised I made it through my childhood.

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I read in the newspaper yesterday that the earthquake was felt as far as Ontario (specifically the city I live in although I didn't feel it) - crazy! Hope you girls are alright :)

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WOW!! I totally need to start watching the news...I had no ideas these earthquakes were happening and I didnt even know they happened in these areas at all!! Glad to hear it wasn't a major quake and everyone is okay. That is pretty scary though...

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