Friday, April 18, 2008

5.4 Earthquake rattles the midwest

...And wakes me up!

I woke up to the feel of my bed shaking, the windows, rattling, and the house creaking. At first I thought someone was playing a joke and trying to wake me up. Then I realized no one else was in the room and I thought to myself...EARTHQUAKE!!!

The clock said 5:39. It only lasted for about 15 seconds. I stayed in bed a bit to see if there was going to be more.

I ran around the house to see if anyone else heard it. My husband was downstairs and he said that the doors in the house had been moving back and forth about 6 inches. It woke my older daughter up my younger daughter was still asleep.

I turned on the TV and and immediately saw "Breaking NEWS" accross the bottom. or anything about the incident.

Then we got the info:

A 5.4 earthquake centered in West Salem, IL shook the area early Friday morning. The quake happened at 4:37 a.m.

Reports of feeling the quake are coming far east Illinois and far west and southern Missouri.

It was definitely felt here in Indiana.


  1. The Nature Nut said...
    Yikes - I'm glad to hear you are all safe! What a way to be woken up in the morning!!!
    Melissa Aubrey said...
    I'm glad everyone is okay. I live in Kentucky and it woke me up from a deep sleep. Yes, a crazy way to wake up!

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