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5.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Illinois

I never seen anyone post anything about it and just wondered if everyone else heard about it. A bunch of people around here said it woke them up, but I slept right thru it.

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WEST SALEM, Ill. (AP) -- Seismologists say at least 11 aftershocks have been reported in Illinois since a 5.2 magnitude quake startled residents from Milwaukee to Atlanta.

The temblor at 4:37 a.m. Friday was centered near the community of West Salem and caused skyscrapers in Chicago -- about 230 miles away -- to shake.

No injuries or significant damage have been reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported four smaller quakes Saturday in southern Illinois, including two 2.8 magnitude near Bellmont and a 1.3 magnitude near Mount Carmel.

Seven aftershocks were reported on Friday. The biggest was a 4.6 magnitude near Bellmont.
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yep read about ... Very weid feeling for the ground moving under your feet. Been there done that

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it definetly woke me up @ 445 am or so.. felt the second earthquake(4.6 aftershock) as well.. crazy.. the epicenter was about 2hrs away from me..
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I slept right on through it. Heard about it on the radio when I got to work that day. Of course I can sleep through anything so it didn't surprise me a bit.

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This actually woke me up, and some others I know, all the way down here.

I don't normally wake up around then (~20 till 6 our time); I thought someone was trying to break in or something...I walked the house over, and went back to bed.

I heard about it later, and realized what woke me up; I probably wouldn't have remembered if I hadn't got up and walked around.

Harriman is a long way from Illinois...

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i didnt notice anything and i was awake lol. but then again, being in the flight path of the ohare airport i'm used to the house shaking every now and then.

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we felt it here in ohio also
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I just figured a meth lab in the next town over blew.

For anyone who exhibits geekish tendencies (like I do), here's the USGS info on the quake:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...us2008qza6.php

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My mom lives 16 miles NE of Vincennes in Oaktown. She said she just figured it was a train derailing... Her place is about 20' from the tracks!!!!

I talked to her this AM and she said she could feel the rumblings over the weekend.

She didn't know of any damage, thank goodness.

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is it common for you guys in Illinois to get quakes?
Not as often as other places, but there is a big ass fault/seismic area in the area that is overdo for some big activity the way everyone talks. I think the last one that we had of any noticeable mention in my area was in the 80's.

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ya i slept through it but during the 4.2 aftershock at 10:14 i was sitting on my couch and i heard this cracking noise in the walls of my apartment then the couch was shaking. first earthquake ive ever experienced. but since i wasnt born till 1988 i thought we just never got them. thats why i thought my wife was crazy when i woke up and she said there was an earthquake

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That was an interesting morning.

My fiancee said, "Is that the dog doing that?" and I said, "No honey, that's an earthquake." So she rolled over and went back to sleep.

We felt it pretty good just south of Indianapolis.

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I slept through it, but my girlfriend felt it.

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I slept through it, but my girlfriend felt it.
Where as normally, it's the other way around, right?

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