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Old 04-21-2008, 11:15 AM   #31
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I'm was born and raised in California. 5.2???? where's the rest of it? they can be scary and I'm glad everyone is a o k! But um...is it just me or is this a little unusual as far as location goes? Illinois? seriously?
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:48 AM   #32
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Actually, SixSix, this area of the midwest is the most active earthquake territory in the U.S., except for California. There are little mini-quakes all the time that are only detected by seismic instruments.

Yep, if the "big" one on this fault line comes, it'll be a beaut!
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Old 04-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #33
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wow! did not know that. Guess I was too busy holding on tight to something or hiding under a desk in Ca to notice. I was about 35 miles away from San Francisco during the world series quake. Was quite exciting. Kept me and a few friends busy for a few weeks. At the time, I worked as a press operator for a newspaper, and was a volunteer with a rescue unit there... so between the long nights at the newspaper, and the long days UGH.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:28 PM   #34
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We had another 4.5 about 12:30 last night! I slept through it this time, but it kinda makes me wonder if we're getting ready for a big one.

Maverick, they think these are coming from the Wabash River fault.
I had to look that one up, fascinating stuff, and something one just does not associate with the Midwest. They seem divided on whether or not this was the warm up to the one that will destroy St. Louis, or just relieving stress and then settling down to micro-quakes only the instruments can detect.

I am hoping for the latter, we are still hoping to plan a family outing to St. Louis sometime this year. I have not been in the Arch since I was a kid.
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