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Archive for April, 2008


Posted by Jeff on April 18, 2008

I was just barely conscious enough at around 0530 this morning to notice the bed shaking as if a large truck was driving by the house. After it kept going for a few second, stopped, and started again, I thought, “Maybe that’s what an earthquake feels like.” The next thing I remember was my own snoring waking me up about an hour later. When I got up at 0745, I turned on the news to hear that there was a 5.2-scale earthquake in West Salem, IL that could be felt throughout the midwest.

So, all those trips to the west coast and I never felt an earthquake. Apparently, I just had to stay home!

Info from the USGS is here.


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