3.8 earthquake rattles Chicago area.

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    Feb 10, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    I had just crawled into bed and was a bit startled when my whole place began to shake. It shook for about two seconds, stopped and then shook for another two seconds. At first I thought there had been an explosion nearby. The epicenter was just north of where I live. Kind of interesting I thought. Anyone else feel it?

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/quake-like-tremors-reported-in-western-suburbs.html
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    I must have slept through it.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    Oh no the ends of days!!!

    ...jk...

    any serious damages?? how did it felt?....
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:26 PM GMT
    I'm pissed I didn't feel it this time... last time there was an earthquake around here I could feel was years ago, when I was in highschool still. I came home from a party and thought my dad was shaking my bed cuz he heard me stumble in drunk, but then all the shit on my shelves started moving. I thought I was hammered and confused, but the next morning it was on the news! haha.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    The dogs were in their kennels and started whining / barking about 5 min before it hit. Usually they just go back to sleep but I got annoyed and went to see what their problem was...

    When it hit my only thought was where the hell are my jeans...I was standing there commando and its freaking 10 degrees outside!

    It was over pretty quick ... kinda like this guy I saw a couple of weeks ago...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    Having lived in L.A. for 20 years....3.8???? Huh??? I've farted bigger rumbles! Get back to us when freeways are falling and buildings crumble icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHaving lived in L.A. for 20 years....3.8???? Huh??? I've farted bigger rumbles! Get back to us when freeways are falling and buildings crumble icon_rolleyes.gif

    it's a slow news day...we take what we can get...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 10, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    An earthquake rattles through the Chicago Metro Area. Who would have thought that an earthquake even though it is only 3.8 on the richter scale would rumble through the Chicago Metro Area. Now if it occured in southernmost Illinois in and around the little town of Cairo, then that would be expected because the potentially dangerous New Madrid fault is nearby.
  • grnranger99

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    Feb 10, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    Yeah,well, just the fact that we had a earthquake this far north is unique, happens down south (St.Louis) from time to time, but not a 3.8
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    Feb 11, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHaving lived in L.A. for 20 years....3.8???? Huh??? I've farted bigger rumbles! Get back to us when freeways are falling and buildings crumble icon_rolleyes.gif


    Curious.. I can feel/smell your farts here in Dallas, Lay off the beans. lol hahahaicon_redface.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Feb 11, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHaving lived in L.A. for 20 years....3.8???? Huh??? I've farted bigger rumbles! Get back to us when freeways are falling and buildings crumble icon_rolleyes.gif


    I have to go with Curious on this one. Living just a couple of miles away from the San Andreas Fault, we don't even pause our conversation when a 3.8 hits.

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    And I just checked, we've had about 126 earthquakes in the last week:

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    I guess the drama of this is relative to where you live. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 11, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    Wow, I never knew earthquakes happened in Chicago.

    But yeah, 3.8 is nothing compared to what we get in LA. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 11, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    that movie 2012 is looking more like a prediction now
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    Feb 11, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    It said on the news that Chicago is likely to have a quake of 6.0 or higher in the next 50 years.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 11, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    I've experienced the same thing! It was a rare earthquake up here in Canada though. I woke up feeling like someone was kicking the mattress under me. That kind of excited me. Sadly it was only the earth moving under my feet, or butt in that case.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 11, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    Hey Ohio Guy! I'd be happy to share my refuge from the big quake with you!
  • Freddo

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    Feb 11, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    I slept right through it... thank God, I hate those things.
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    Feb 11, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    What if......it was an 7.0 or higher? Will you be ready for Jesus?

    The BIG one is coming...that I do sense....
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    Feb 11, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    The Bible says "there will be earthquakes in diverse places"
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    Feb 11, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    I felt it, actually live 5 miles from the epicenter...woke me up for a few min, then back to sleep!
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    Feb 11, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    I felt an earthquake in Atlanta of all places a few years back. I thought it was everything from an explosion to a demon shaking my bed. The last thing I would've thought was that it was an earthquake in Atlanta. It was only until I heard the news that morning that I knew what it was.
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    Feb 11, 2010 5:16 AM GMT
    The only earthquake I ever felt, ironically was in Sarasota, FL. Just about anywhere can have very small earthquakes like this. There are tons of barely active fault lines, even in the middle of plates.