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Illinois Earthquake?

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  1. double0Si

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    I dont see any web articles as it just happened about 20 minutes ago, but we just had one in at least the Chicago area. I was just finishing up my work here at the airport when the office inside the hangar shook. At first I thought someone hit the building with a van or something, but after asking everyone they felt it outside too. Its all on the radio now. Ill update when I find an article.

    :ph34r: SEND ME RELIEF FUNDS!!! :p
    (at least this cause is stateside!)

    Edit: They're saying it was a 4.3 with the epicenter being DeKalb, IL. This may not be a big deal for you West Coast guys, but I never gave much thought of one happening in the midwest. Kinda took me by surprise.
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    B is Dekalb, A is the airport where I work.
     
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  2. double0Si

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    My whole family felt it!

    I was awake at the time because I just had a dream I had a rattlesnake in my bed. :) So I was hypersensitive to touch/movement at the time, and even still, I barely felt it. Still, I was unsure and was writing down the time to check the usgs site in the morning when my brother yelled out "what the hell was that?!" :D
     
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    lol. I doubt I'd have felt it if I wasn't awake at work. It really felt like someone bumped one of the vans into our building. Doublewide set up as offices in a large Hangar.
    :tpp:
     
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    Its happening more now. We had one here last summer, the epicenter was somewhere near St Louis. I never even noticed it myself.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    there have been a few small ones in the dfw area in past few months.
     
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    I remember at least 2 in Michigan when I was growing up. Nothing in the last 10 or 15 years though I don't think.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    2012...................... myan zombies?
     
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    the misissippi river basin is actually one of the most active fault lines in historic times.... she's waking up again. expect more.
     
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    Ok I went to reply to this and the quick reply box had some random Facebook advertisement in it.

    Anyway, maybe I'll live close to the ocean that the Mississippi river becomes?
     
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    You've been hacked then, cuz there's no facebook ad in quickly boxes on the site...
     
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    oh noes! I think its cause I went from facebook to this. Its not there now.
     
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    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    yeah if it's mayan zombies, they're really not resting well...

    creepy shit, earthquakes. i kinda want to feel one, but mostly don't. :)
     
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    i think i felt it all the way over here :ph34r: .. oh wait, that was probably one of daily ones we have.. lol
     
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    I was in Cali for new years... I was so upset that I left Mountain View just 4 days before they had a 5.x earthquake... I've wanted to be in one my whole life!

    I'm happy I got to experience one now!

    EDIT: oh and a few dozen ceiling tiles were knocked ajar at work, too. We've been putting them back all morning.
     
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    That's what one of the guys at work was saying. I hadn't heard that before then.

    When I was younger I was in Costa Rica and there was an earthquake. I was asleep and somehow didn't feel it though my dad says it was pretty violent. So it was pretty much my first one. I never thought it would be out here.
     
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    cali is a JOKE compared to it....

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    the atlantic plate and the pacific plate both push in.

    thats how the rockies were formed. in the middle, the missisppi valley is contantly getting squished.

    ST louis, memphis, etc, are all going to be flattened at some point, probably in our lifetimes.
     
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    :eek: Damn. That's amazing. I think I glanced at that without thought on USGS because it looks familiar. @DarkHand: That may be the only damage done lol. I am kind of disconnected from the local news; have you heard anything of any real damage done?
     
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    No reports of actual damage that I've heard of, I checked the house and walked the entire site at work just in case, and didn't find anything other than those tiles.

    Strangely they were all on the 2nd floor in a 4 story building. :ph34r:

    EDIT: They also revised it to a magnitude 3.8... Our solid bedrock transfers energy farther than the rubble and crud that makes up Cali, so tons more people felt it than would over there. :D
     
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    It was an inside job! That sounds like a demolition not an accident! :ph34r:
     
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