Earthquake in Illinois

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    Apr 18, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    I live in northern Indiana and slept through the whole thing this morning -- did anyone else in the Midwest experience it at all?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 18, 2008 8:20 PM GMT
    We were too far away in SC Kansas... but I think maybe in Missouri...
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    Apr 18, 2008 9:58 PM GMT
    i woke up at 4 am and everything was shaking. Ive never been in one before and i was really confused, thought my bed was collapsing. suddenly it occured to me that this was an earthquake, which i didn't even know could happen here and i was freaking out " OMG should i stand in the door way?" but it didn't seem bad. Thought I had imagined it all until the aftershock when i was in the library, then i checked the news.

    weiredst experience ever
    the fucking ground moved
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    Apr 19, 2008 12:06 AM GMT
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    you got a mini taste of what goes on out west!!!!

    Welcome to the earthquake club meanie.gif
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    Apr 19, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    yes omg it woke me up about 4 minutes before my alarm went off. when i woke up i thought either someone was having wild, crazy, rough sex on my bed or that the wind was blowing my bed all over the place lol. it was nuts!! i didn't realized it was a quake until i was at urban active and the tv showed earthquake on the bottom newsfeed thing. i'm in louisville, ky.
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    Apr 19, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    Maybe that's why my cat was flipping out and screaming in my face this early morning. Now I feel bad that I closed the door to my bedroom so he couldn't bug me. I didn't notice any earthquake though.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Thriller83

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    Apr 19, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    I also woke up to my bed shaking and walls rattling. I wasn't sure if it was an eathquake or not because I was still kinda half asleep.
  • cacti

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    Apr 19, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    I'm in Evansville which is south west Indiana, about 40 minutes from the epicenter. I edit the morning show for WFIE and we were on the air @ 4:30am when it happened:



    ^An edited down version of that went to NBC News(we're an affiliate) The Today Show and CNN so you may have seen that already if you're a news junky.

    I'd never experienced what happens to a newsroom during an event like this so the phone calls were pretty outrageous, and hilarious to me. This old woman calls to tell me that her furnace is making a horrible noise and wants to know what she should do about it. A man thought his bird flapping it's wings would be newsworthy. Repeat calls trying to get on the air etc.. And about 50% of the people would just call to say, "We felt it." No @#$%! It was a long ass day.
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    Apr 19, 2008 11:27 AM GMT
    If it weren't for the news I never would have known about it.. My boss claimed it "shook him out of bed this morning" Ummm.. we're in metro Detroit, I highly doubt that.
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    Apr 19, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    I'm in Toledo and slept right through it. I agree with whiterabbit, we couldn't have been shaken out of bed unless maybe one sleeps right on the edge of the bed.
    My dog Taco didn't even bark. He barks at anything.
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 23, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    John43620 said
    My dog Taco didn't even bark.

    Please tell me you've never dyed him pink.
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    Apr 23, 2008 11:17 AM GMT
    My very first earthquake, and what do I do? I sleep right through it.
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    Apr 23, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    There have been 22 aftershocks since the earthquake. If only I lived closer, I'd have had 22 more chances to experience the earth shaking... Oh well.

    swimbikerun: LMAO!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 23, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    It appears that the New Madrid fault line just wanted to shake up everyones morning a little bit.
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    Apr 28, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said[quote][cite]John43620 said[/cite]
    My dog Taco didn't even bark.

    Please tell me you've never dyed him pink.[/quote]



    OMG!! ROTGDMFFLMGDMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 28, 2008 3:58 PM GMT
    Dog... named Taco... good lord. ;)