Earthquaaaake!!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-18-2008, 12:51 PM
Thread Starter
kg4kpg's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,779
kg4kpg is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to kg4kpg

Hey mid-westerners, you guys all right?

5.2 earthquake rocks large area of Midwest; no major damage
Friday, April 18, 2008 1:35:02 PM

Residents across the Midwest were awakened Friday by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that rattled skyscrapers in Chicago's Loop and homes in Cincinnati but appeared to cause no major injuries or damage.

Dozens of aftershocks followed, one with a magnitude of 4.5.

The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem, Ill., and 45 miles from Evansville, Ind. It was felt in such distant cities as Milwaukee, Des Moines, Iowa, and Atlanta, nearly 400 miles to the southeast.

"It shook our house where it woke me up," said David Behm of Philo, 10 miles south of Champaign. "Windows were rattling, and you could hear it. Other Top Headlines Photos

5.2 earthquake rocks large area of Midwest; no major damage

The house was shaking inches. For people in central Illinois, this is a big deal. It's not like California."

In West Salem itself, a chimney on one house fell and there were reports of cracks in walls. "We're very thankful we had no one injured," said Harvey Fenton, the town's police and fire chief.

He was at first unsure what to make of the sudden rumbling when it woke him up.

"A major shaking is the best way I can describe it," said Fenton, 58.

Fifteen miles to the southeast, in Mount Carmel, a woman was trapped in her home by a collapsed porch but was quickly freed and wasn't hurt, said police dispatcher Mickie Smith. A century-old apartment building there, a former schoolhouse, was evacuated because of loose and falling bricks.

Bonnie Lucas, a morning co-host at WHO-AM in Des Moines, said she was sitting in her office when she felt her chair move. She grabbed her desk, and then heard the ceiling panels start to creak. The shaking lasted about 5 seconds, she said.

The quake is believed to have involved the Wabash fault, a northern extension of the New Madrid fault about six miles north of Mount Carmel, Ill., said United States Geological Survey geophysicist Randy Baldwin.

The last earthquake in the region to approach the severity of Friday's temblor was a 5.0 magnitude quake that shook a nearby area in 2002.

"This is a fairly large quake for this region," Baldwin said. "They might occur every few years."

It was initially reported as a 5.4-magnitude earthquake, but the USGS later revised its estimate to 5.2.

"This was widely felt, all the way to Atlanta, a little bit in Michigan," said USGS geophysicist Carrieann Bedwell.
kg4kpg is offline   Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
Pushy, Loudmouthed, and Ballsy
Dare2BSquare's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Driving Around Arkansas In My Black XJ
Posts: 6,177
Dare2BSquare is on a distinguished road
"We" apparently felt it here in Arkansas. I can't confirm that, as I was sound asleep, but I have heard other people talking about it.
99 XJ Sport
3" Skyjacker lift
31 x 10.50 General Grabbers Are all fishermen liars, or do only liars fish?
Dare2BSquare is offline   Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #3
jpdocdave's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
jpdocdave is on a distinguished road
i'm near chicago, its all i've heard all day long. there was no damage, i never felt anything. my dad is a few hours south and got woken up, woopty doo. i don't know what the big deal is, except this never happens here, its only tornados usually. i heard it was worse to the south though.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
jpdocdave is offline   Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
MoA's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: kokomo indiana
Posts: 2,945
MoA is on a distinguished road
felt it here in kokomo... a day after a sonic boom hit our town lol
99 sahara :: 2'' coils (front), jks acos f&r, jks front trackbar, jks bl/mml, RE monotube shocks, hp30/d44, 33'' procomp mts, 15x8 eagle alloy 187s, hella optilux fogs, raingler nets, & more random junk::

06 charger r/t :: 5.7l hemi w/ flipstick, tinted windows, leather heated seats, 2 kenwood 12s =D my new baby ::
MoA is offline   Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 07:34 PM   #5
mandkgoff's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15
mandkgoff is on a distinguished road
felt it in Tennessee
98 Wrangler I4, Stock, 30 Buckshot Mudders
mandkgoff is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner