We flew out of bed at 5:30 a.m. with quite a rumble and then our house started shaking. A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has been confirmed and was 128 east of St. Louis, MO in Olney, IL.
Did you feel it?
i herard aobut this on the April weather thread! guess they haven't noticed your post.... i know how to fix that LOL
Yesterday was our wedding anniversary and I wrote to my SIL in Massachusetts to let her know what happened. She wrote back and said "Years ago you and Ralph made the earth quake, did that happen again today?" LOL I wrote her back and said "when I told you we were in bed, I meant SOUND ASLEEP."
There was an aftershock at 11:14 that measured 4.5 .
I read that a 6.0 could be pretty rough here. Louisville did have damage to some buildings. But then we have had everything this year, why not throw an earthquake into the mix.
And the strangest thing? Not one peep from the animals for at least an hour after that. No frogs, no crickets, no dogs, no chickens, no pigs.....no birds.....nothing. It was incredibly quiet like everything was scared to death and frozen and couldn't speak.
It was quite a thing to feel your house shake and hear that rumble. We live in an underground house so maybe heard it more than most would've and felt it more, but I can only imagine what it would've been like if we'd been in a high rise. I probably would've wet my pants! LOL
OMG, i would be quiet for an hour too! Your area just doens't have quake building codes, so it could really cause seriou sdamage.
I grew up in N Cali, and always slept through the quakes. I felt so left out when friends at school would start talkiing about it, i would think, I missed it AGAIN???!!!
We have heard that from many around here, sad they missed it. I think some of the buildings are code, because we are close to the New Madrid fault and they talk about it could happen here. They say that because of the lay of the land here, a sizable earthquake could do worse damage than they do in California.
I think Mother Nature is sick of the way we take care of this land! Wants all this building and earth moving stopped.
It was felt up this way, but I slept through it.
It is finally drying out and warming up for real I think... I have been doing some planting the last couple weeks.