|2008-04-18, 06:20 PM||#1|
Still have yet to experience my first earthquake
They say that the tremors from the earthquake in southern Illinois this morning could be felt in Chicago. We're due west of Chicago about 80 miles. Building in Chicago were supposed to have swayed. (But then again, don't the skyscrapers sway anyway?)
We were sleeping at 4:30 a.m. and didn't feel a thing. The last quake we were supposed to have felt happened in the late '80's. We missed that one, too. But we did have a fish that committed suicide by jumping out of it's tank when the quake was supposed to have been occurring.
However, my parents and my sister and her family live about 70 miles from the epicenter of today's quake. In an email today, they say they did feel it. No damage to the homes, though. I received an email from my bro-in-law (I call him BIL...he calls me BIL, too) just before 10:30 a.m. this morning:
From: Andersen Family [mailto:********@??????.net]
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: Did you feel it?
I just mapped the lattitudinal and longitudinal coordinates and found that, as the crow flies, the quake's epicenter was 77 miles away from our corner lot.
Ooops. Just NOW, as I type, there's another quake happening. Maybe an aftershock?
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