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Earthquake?

Just heard on the radio about seismic activity here in the Midwest not too long ago. I admit I felt nothing.

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I felt it. My monitor shook a little.
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Heard on the radio that it was 4.5 on the richter scale, with the epicenter 8 miles NW of Ottawa - not too far from Starved Rock.

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Holy crap! I felt it about 10 mins ago, I thought my dryer was going wacko
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Holy Crap. What are you guys doing up this late


I heard about it this morning

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It woke me up lastnight. I heard some sort of bang and felt the room shake.




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I heard about it on the radio, but didn't fella anything at work.


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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 10:38 AM
 
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Yep I was walkiing up the stairs after waking up with the babies. Felt like a quarry blast.
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i was up... but felt nothing... what happened?
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I felt it, it rattled the house for about 5-10 seconds. It felt like someone was pushing on the side of the house or dragging something heavy across the floor that was "skipping". It was side to side on a North South orientation.

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I felt and heard nothing. Is the the prelude to the "Big One" where Chicago breaks off and falls into the ocean....er Lake Michigan?

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I felt and heard nothing. Is the the prelude to the "Big One" where Chicago breaks off and falls into the ocean....er Lake Michigan?
lol........after sunday the both of us would've probably slept throuh a 9.0.

I was sleeping too.

Oh and btw.....no aftershocks expected according to the news

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I saw a real good show about Earthquakes a while ago on the Science Channel, and Missouri in the past had a bunch of earthquakes, one was so big that it was felt in Boston. I’m assuming we could get a big one again in the Midwest.

If you crave more info, I found this website usefull:

http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/stat.../missouri.html
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It's the New Madrid fault in Southern IL and Missouri. From memory the last time it let go in a big way was in the early 1800s and if it happened today would have leveled St. Louis and most of Southern IL. The fault is a big monster. I think it was supposed to be 10 times more powerful that the big one in Frisco. Magnitude 8ish? I learned this while living in the dorms on the 10th floor at SIU. It was a good reason to party for tomorrow we may die...

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It was nothing guys, I think my ex-wife was running around again

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i thought it was the nearby quary dynamiting again, but found it odd for it to happen around 2am
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It's the New Madrid fault in Southern IL and Missouri. From memory the last time it let go in a big way was in the early 1800s and if it happened today would have leveled St. Louis and most of Southern IL. The fault is a big monster. I think it was supposed to be 10 times more powerful that the big one in Frisco. Magnitude 8ish?
Yep when the New Madrid fault really lets go theres gonna be a WHOLE LOT OF DESTRUCTION. THis one has the potential for a high 9 or maybe a 10. We are due for a major one also. Unlike the San Andreas which releases energy on a regular basis, the Madrid doesnt. Whats this the 2nd one in 15 yrs? A 9 centered in Ottowa could case serious damage all the way to Madison and Milwaukee. Damn I paid too much attention in science class.D

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yup, i was awake when it happened...shook the house pretty good for about 8-10 seconds...scared the crap out of me!!! never experienced anything like that before...
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I don’t think we really have to worry about it too much, according to all the scientists, the whole area of Yellowstone is supposed to blow pretty soon… it’s been very silent but active since the beginning.

After that happens there will be nothing left of the Midwest.... there might be a big hole which will probably get filled up with water from the gulf, separating the East and West coast all together.
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well theres something to look forward to Anna

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Actually according tothe geo data, the new madird fault is not connected tot he sandwich fault which is the fault that caused the quakew the other day.

Like others have said if it was the new madrid letting loose, St. loius would be wasted.


The sandwich fault is much smaller and not as dangerous.




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I don’t think we really have to worry about it too much, according to all the scientists, the whole area of Yellowstone is supposed to blow pretty soon… it’s been very silent but active since the beginning.

After that happens there will be nothing left of the Midwest.... there might be a big hole which will probably get filled up with water from the gulf, separating the East and West coast all together.
The scientists say it erupts about every 6000 years. It last erupted about 6000 years ago. They say it covered the land with six feet of volcanic ash all the way to eastern Kansas. Anyone who has ever been to Yellowstone Park knows that this is a very active system.

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I felt it here in Chicago.. the room started to gently shake for a few seconds, I thought I was just falling asleep doing HW, but I guess the news of an earthquake confirms it!
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The scientists say it erupts about every 6000 years. It last erupted about 6000 years ago. They say it covered the land with six feet of volcanic ash all the way to eastern Kansas. Anyone who has ever been to Yellowstone Park knows that this is a very active system.
Got any links on that, Thats something I'd like to read about.




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Got any links on that, Thats something I'd like to read about.
http://www.solcomhouse.com/yellowstone.htm

or do a search on super volcanoes.

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A buddy of mine who lives on the southside of Ottawa said he was scared to death. He said it sounded like a plane was landing in his front yard. He said the noise was unbelievable.

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A buddy of mine who lives on the southside of Ottawa said he was scared to death. He said it sounded like a plane was landing in his front yard. He said the noise was unbelievable.
And we think we have some good horsepower numbers. Just think what it takes to shake rock 6-7 miles thick. Don't [email protected] with Mother Nature.

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For once, I was actually up and I was able to take in the quake. My experience was different, though. Nothing raddled at my place in Naperville, but rather it sounded like an A-Bomb going off in the distance.

Earthquakes can generate air compression waves that occur in the atmosphere and I think that is what I felt. It was spooky.

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