Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Earth Moved

Earthquake woke me up at 03:58. Laid awake for a while trying to decide whether it was a quake or one of those new, really quiet snowplows. Turned out to be a 4.3 centered near Sycamore IL, down there bei DeKalb. The upper midwest isn't known for earthquakes, but we do have one now and then.

6 comments:

Apertome said...

Weird, isn't it? We had one last year and it woke me up during the night. I thought it was a garbage truck going by. Only later did I realize what happened.

I believe that one was centered somewhere in Southern IL, if I remember correctly.

Yokota Fritz said...

Huh, I don't think I would've expected you to feel it all the way in Madison. You're a good 150 miles from Chicago, aren't you?

Mauricio Babilonia said...

It was weird. I think we had a similar one a couple of years back, and I distinctly remember one way back in 1988.

Fritz, it's about 120 miles to downtown Chicago as the crow flies, but about 85 to the epicenter. A lot of people at work said it didn't wake them up.

BlueRobot said...

I live on Madison's east side and I believe that the earthquake woke me up too, indirectly. My eleven month old son woke up at 4am. At the time, I thought that he was just waking up for a snack.

MrDaveyGie said...

I would have thought snow plow too. Everytime, for some reason, it shakes my house, which is stone, when they plow by.

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Mmmmmmm....eeeaarrrrthquaaaake snaaaack....