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SO I was abruptly awaken from my sleep at 4:40 am to an Earth Quake. I live in TN (close to Nashville) and not once in my 22 years of being alive have I ever experience anything like that. I almost fell out of my bed. I called channel 2 news and they confirmed that it was an Earth Quake. Talk about crazy. It freaked me out pretty bad. I don't think I could live in CA lol.

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I live in Indiana and was getting ready for work when it happened. I thought it was the washing machine off balance, Yes I did feel foolish, after I asked my husband and he said it was an earthquake. Indiana had an aftershock that day at 11:15 it registered 4.3. The actual quake was 5.2. It was pretty cool, I'd never been though one before.

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i live right outside St.Louis MO and we felt it pretty good here too..i grew up in california so that one didnt bother me at all..besides i was driving when it happend lol...i was in the 89 earthquake that happend in SF..so far at work im the record holder lol..hopefully im never in anything bigger than the 89 e.q again...my fiance was sleeping when this one happend..she told me she thought it was a poltergeist at first lmao..i couldnt help but laugh at that one..then she was freaking out after she found out it was an e.q. and that was funny too cuz to me a 5.4 isnt big..for me thats the equivalent of sitting in a massage chair lol

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We had one in IL i live near Chicago and the quake was in southern IL. I woke up at 4:30ish in the morning and my bed was shaking ( not a lot but just enough to make you think "what the hell??" ) I wasn't sure what it was about so i went back to bed 30 min later. in the morning I woke up and put on the news, where they were talking about this earth quake in southern IL. At 4:30 in the morning i thought i was just going crazy since i was so tired. I didn't even know we could have earthquakes here.

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we are actually sitting on one of the largest fault lines in the US..the other one im familiar with too lol..the san andreas fault :P ..and hopefully this one doesnt do what that one did..or worse

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I live in Pekin, IL and we felt it, too.

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haha crazy! Its the Earth Quake felt around the world! haha

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I live on the southern border of WI and didn't feel it this time. There was one in '02 that I felt and it surprised the hell out of me. I grew up in Oakland, CA, and the earthquakes were so common that we didn't think much of them anymore. At least in WI we don't have to make sure everything is secured to the wall or shelves, lol.


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Sorry...I thought this thread was about something else....lol.....I will check back later to see if it goes there.....


"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

"America was not built on fear."

"America was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. " - President Harry S. Truman

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KETOLACA said:

Sorry...I thought this thread was about something else....lol.....I will check back later to see if it goes there.....

Bed spring orchestra?

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Platter25 said:


KETOLACA said:


Sorry...I thought this thread was about something else....lol.....I will check back later to see if it goes there.....


Bed spring orchestra?


Raging Dawn.....Wake Up Call....whatever they want to call it!


"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

"America was not built on fear."

"America was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. " - President Harry S. Truman

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Didn't feel a thing


I love each day like its my last! Why do we are have to be so serious?

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SEO said:

I live on the southern border of WI and didn't feel it this time. There was one in '02 that I felt and it surprised the hell out of me. I grew up in Oakland, CA, and the earthquakes were so common that we didn't think much of them anymore. At least in WI we don't have to make sure everything is secured to the wall or shelves, lol.

lol that is true..out this way we dont have to do that like we did back in california

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I also live in Indiana. I was half asleep and just thought there was a big wind storm outside. But the aftershock later that morning was when i really felt it.

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That earthquake in Illinois shook me awake in my bed. It registered in my brain but then a few minutes later I went back to sleep. I grew up in southern California. I lived through the devastating Northridge 'quake in '71, which was terrifying. And then the Sylmar 'quake. And the 'quake (forgot what it was called...maybe Loma Prieta?) that knocked down our freeways pancake-style (like in San Francisco) to where anyone from Valencia, Agua Dulce, Palmdale & Lancaster couldn't get to their work places down in the San Fernando Valley or L.A.

Sadly, a real unfortunate direct result of that 'quake was that a motorcycle cop on his way to work in the early morning of the 'quake fell to his death right where the freeway collapsed. Nobody knows if he was driving there when the 'quake hit...or if he didn't see it & drove off it some time later after it had already collapsed.

The 'quake broke some of our built-in cabinets in the garage...skewing the shelves off into really crooked directions. And it cracked part of the foundation in our house. After that 'quake there was only one single-lane road for everyone to drive on to get to work...normally 45-60 minutes away. It became three hour drives for people. My husband at the time worked locally, thankfully, but I had to commute.

The San Andreas fault (and others in California) is nothing to sneeze at. People have to be prepared...whether they live near 25 fault lines, or one or two. I've lived through enough major ones out there to know this is a necessity.

The government worked 24/7 to build a passenger rail line for people from the communities along the 14 Frwy & up through the Antelope Valley. Nobody complained about the constant noise of that construction project...everyone wanted to cut down on their commute time. When it was complete it gave the government time to rebuild our freeways!

Being relatively new to St. Louis, Missouri (by way of California) I've done some research on the New Madrid 'quakes in 1911 & 1912. I'm aware of what happened during those 'quakes. This area is ripe for devastation...the same strength 'quakes happening today in the same area would be catastrophic. People don't know, or don't keep in mind, that the mid-west is susceptible to earthquakes...until a strong enough one hits. Most people in the mid-west haven't got a clue about how to prepare for an earthquake properly. Nor do they conduct enough (hardly any!) earthquake drills in the schools or work places here.

Vertical shock waves, slams, strong horizontal back & forth tugs and liquifaction of the soils/grounds, roads splitting and/or dropping or rising, gas lines rupturing, electric lines falling all over the place, buildings coming off their foundations. etc. ...are all very real possibilities...just as much as they are in California.

Unfortunately, most people also don't know what supplies to have on hand should a huge earthquake hit the area...because believe me...should one hit...emergency services & first responders will be overwhelmed with calls, responses & high priority needs. People will need to be self-sufficient for a while, despite any destruction/disruptions in services...and be prepared to help out any way they can.

While it's marvelous to have had so little damage from this Illinois 'quake...it would be much nicer if people honed their survival skills, stocked up on the correct/adequate supplies, made sure they had a decent amount of medical supplies, knew where their electric panels are, knew where the gas & water shut-off valves are (...and how to shut them down!), had some kind of a neighborhood (or apartment building) meeting place, knew some basic medical skills, got some emergency training themselves, and would sign up to help out in the event of an earthquake (provided they weren't seriously injured or trapped themselves ,of course!).

Sorry if I sounded like an expert (which I'm not). But surviving strong earthquakes can be made more likely with some plans & supplies in place beforehand. Coordination of people & resources is paramount to surviving huge earthquakes.

Have a wonderful week...everyone.