Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Midwestern Earthquake

Apparently there was an earthquake in northern Illinois very early this morning. It was initially a 4.3 but down graded to a 3.8 on the Richter scale. Unlike the quake in IL in 2008, I did not feel a thing. To keep it in perspective, this quake today was less in magnitude than an aftershock felt in Haiti today. The initial Haiti quake was 33,000 times more powerful. While the IL quake seems to be the "talk of the town," and exciting for many midwesterners who have not experienced this type of thing before (and I can relate), I can't help but think about Haiti. The news is covering it less and less, which I suppose is to be expected. So dear readers, did you feel anything this morning?


Anonymous said...

The only quake that I felt was from when my alarm went off and I was jolted out of bed...ugg...but hey, I saw a great concert last night so the startling eye opening that was my alarm was worth it!
love the prairie

amy flege said...

nope the only quake i felt was the rumble under our sheets that came from my husband.. :)