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Old 04-18-2008, 01:00 PM   #11
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I'm glad everyone who has checked in is okay, and I hope we hear the same soon from other members in the area.

GG, I have a story similar to yours. I am one of those horrible leg bouncers that no one wants to sit next to (I don't like to sit near leg bouncers either!). I bounce or shake my legs all the time (I have bad knees, and I have noticed that when I don't move my legs a lot, they hurt worse). Anyway, my mom and I were sitting on the couch one day. (We lived in San Diego County, CA) I asked her, "Did you feel that earthquake?" She said, "No, I thought you were shaking your leg."

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Old 04-18-2008, 01:45 PM   #12
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I wonder what's up earth-wise. We had a small quake here in Texas a couple of days ago (but nowhere near me). They are not completely unheard of here but definitely unusual. Ours was a 3.7.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:47 PM   #13
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I just heard on Chicago's WGN radio about all of the aftershocks. Scary!!
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #14
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This morning at 4:37, folks in Illinois were nudged awake when a 5.2 earthquake occurred. As I understand the epicenter was in the Mt. Carmel/West Salem area.

How are you DCers who live in Illinois and the surrounding areas doing?

Connie, what say you? Some roads cracked/buckled in Cairo, you must've felt something.

I'm about over 200 miles north of the location of the earthquake and felt 2 aftershocks. And it was just aftershocks. It lasted just a few seconds, no damage or anything.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #15
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I must have slept thru it or something, we didn't feel a thing here in Chicago. Glad everyone is OK down there. Must have been three months ago or so we watched a show on the New Madrid fault line and the quakes that changed the course of the Mississippi River. They did projections on the damage it would do to St. Louis as well as showing these interesting features where during the quakes sand would shoot up out of the ground. You can still see them to this day in the fields.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:15 PM   #16
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Yeah, Maverick, the New Madrid Fault is a gooder. Although, today's quake wasn't along the New Madrid Fault. It was along another one, but I can't remember the name of it right now.

Buck and I live right over the New Madrid Fault and experienced some shakin' compliments of it a few years ago. Some damage to our house and some of the businesses in our little town.

I've been in other earthquakes, so knew immediately what was happening this morning.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:21 PM   #17
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The news report only says it appeared to involve an extension of the New Madrid fault but doesn't give it a name that I could find.
I am just surprised we had no idea it happened and they say it shook the sky scrapers here in Chicago!
Seems to be the story of my life, I sleep thru everything!! Hey, now you guys know that if I am awake all is well and you only have to worry if I am sleeping! LOL.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:26 PM   #18
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The second quake (4.6) at about 10:15 was an attention-getter, too.

I was sitting, alone, in my office on the second floor of our house. Was on the computer. Suddenly I felt as though someone had pushed me from behind, then I remembered I was by myself. At that second, the computer monitor started moving from side to side and my desk began gently shaking. Next, the pictures and things on the walls began to sway and clang about. The whole thing lasted a few seconds, but a lot happened in those seconds. Haven't felt anything else for the remainder of the day.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:40 PM   #19
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I'm new, and this is my first post here, but I relocated to Georgia when I remarried five years ago, and received an email from southern IL, where I lived before my marriage, and found that they were shaken badly, not only from the initial quake, but also from an aftershock a few hours later. I had not heard about the roads buckling in Cairo, but since it is directly on the New Madrid fault line, I'm not totally surprised. I came from the Herrin/Marion/Carbondale area, about 40 miles north of there and according to my email, everything was fine there.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:42 PM   #20
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Well Dollystormy, hello and welcome to DC!
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