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Jun. 28th, 2004

02:24 am - Did you feel it?

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Apparently a 4.5 earthquake just hit north central Illinois about an hour ago. Did anyone feel it? I was totally in the midst of a heated political discussion with my roomate so I don't know if we could feel it or not. There are reports coming in from places farther away that did feel it. Chicago and Wisconsin supposedly felt it. Reports indicate that it lasted anywhere from 2-30 seconds depending on where you were.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsUS/Quakes/uskgad.htm

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From:ke_jia
Date:June 28th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC)
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I didn't feel anything (in Chicago) ... I do remember there being an small earthquake in Dixon a few years ago. I'll be asking my parents (20 miles south of Dixon) if they felt it, the next time I talk to them.
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From:folkyboy
Date:June 28th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
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haha how can someone feel a 2 second earthquake? if you blink, it takes like 2 seconds. that's too short of a time span
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From:boannan
Date:June 28th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
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dude, seriously, from a former California resident who grew up in the Midwest and was scared out of my pants by earthquakes over 3.0, you'd feel it. (One-Mississippi Two Mississippi is a long time!) :)
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From:folkyboy
Date:June 28th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
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i was a CA resident too... i still don't see how 2 seconds is a long time but okay...
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From:boannan
Date:June 28th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
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you're just less of a scaredy-cat than I am! :)
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From:folkyboy
Date:June 28th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
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RAWR!
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From:sarpo
Date:June 29th, 2004 01:18 am (UTC)
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In my 9 years in CA I've felt exactly one earthquake. But I have a scar from it - well, from my cat, who *is* a scaredy-cat - she was sleeping peacefully on my chest just before the quake.
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From:the_sween
Date:June 28th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Supposedly, I lot of people felt it up here in Madison, but I conveniently slept right through it. We are about 100 miles away though...
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From:mrscake
Date:June 28th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Nope, I didn't feel it at all. However, there are apparently big earthquakes predicted for Southern Illinois, but I'm not sure when.
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From:szasz
Date:June 28th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
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I was sitting at my desk here in Urbana responding to email at the time and didn't feel a thing.

Then again, I was sitting outside at Coslow's for the mag 5, 20-second quake in the mid 1980's and didn't notice a thing either, while Ross, sitting right across from me, suddenly looked startled and said "hey, we just had an earthquake."

I think it takes a certain attunement to feel them when they're not obviously strong. Ross had lived in California for several years.
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From:jasunshine
Date:June 28th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Ha ha! We brought them with us! I knew that truck was riding heavy...
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From:uss_hairball
Date:June 28th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm, I was up at that time, probably putzing on my PC still, but I don't recall feeling a thing... I was going to say I'm too far north and east, but looks like Milwaukee was reporting having felt it, too. Hmmm... Replay?
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From:fireflower123
Date:June 29th, 2004 02:11 am (UTC)
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i felt it all the way in racine wi. at first i thought it was just me, but my cat who was sleeping on my chest at the time woke up. both of us just looked around trying to figure out what was shaking the couch.
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