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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Quake Answers

Ok, so I have noticed a few people asking in the comments about the earthquake. So here is the info:

It happened about 4:00 this morning, and it was a magnitude 3.8, which is not big but because of the type of bedrock here and the depth it was felt pretty well and for a good distance. It was centered about 50 miles west of Chicago in the town of Virgil (I remember because it is named after our Virgil obviously). Now, I didn't feel the quake that I remember - but I heard the rumbling and rattling. I think my tempurpedic mattress helped absorb the movement. Now, Brad was downstairs sleeping (he needs to be more upright so he was on the couch) and he noticed it - he thought the cats were going crazy there but there were no cats around. It was an odd quake because although we have the 2 faults nearby (there is the New Madrid, which is down in Missouri, and there is the Wabash Valley on the Indiana side, but still south). This was way north of there, and I read in one spot it had something to do with glaciation, but I can't remember what it said. There were no injuries at all (for us or anyone else) and last I heard no real damage either. It is kind of the middle of nowhere out there - lots of farms out that way. The cats are fine and since there wasn't any real freaking out when it happened I don't know how much they noticed it.

We also had a lot of snow here, we got a foot probably but up north it was heavier. So now a lot of people care jokingly calling it the great blizzquake of 2010.

We will be back tomorrow with our planned awards post!

29 comments:

BeadedTail said...

What an exciting event for the middle of America! Glad no one was injured and hope the ground stays steady from here on out!

Four Dinners said...

Maximus Spittimus would like to point out that he has no idea what a quake is and would appreciate any advice regarding whether he could eat it.

Best Regards
Four Dinners
Aide de Camp
http://maximusspittimus.blogspot.com

Brian said...

Drat, the earthquake should have shaken all the snow away for you! Glad y'all are A-O-K!!!

Sagira said...

Wow...scary. Glad nobody was hurt.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Excitement like that you don't need...especially on top of typical Midwestern cold and snow and greyness! Glad to hear no one was hurt and damage was minimal. Did the cats react?

Ginger Jasper said...

Crikey.. I am just glad to hear that you are all ok and no one was hurt.. Thats the main.. HUgs GJ xx

Melody said...

Wow! Thats exciting. I bet the cats did know something was going on. I think they are senitive like that.
Glad everyones ok.

LindaGJ said...

Wow! I didn't even know yall had earthquakes! I am sure glad yall are ok!!!
Linda :)

Jacqueline said...

We are so impressed that a whole town was named after Virgil!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Creek Cats said...

Glad it wasn't a big one! Still scary though!

Thank you so much for stopping by and celebrating our 300th post with us. We have entered you in our book giveaway!
♥ The Creek Cats

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are glad you are safe and it wasn't bad!

We are scared of earthquakes! And we lives in earthquakes country! Every shake, rattle, and roll we worry that this could be the big one!

meowmeowmans said...

Glad it was only a small quake, and that you are all okay!

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We is glad yoo did not get any hurts!!!

caspersmom said...

There sure has been a lot of earthquakes lately, but we were really surprised when we heard on the news there was one near Chicago. Here in California they are always talking about the big one but who knows where that one will take place???? Anyhow glad everyone is O.K.

Casper

Cory said...

Earthquakes are scary...I don't know for sure but my mom says so. Glad you are all ok!

Gattina said...

Geez, you had an earthquake ? We see the unusual amount of snow in the News, but I haven't heard about an earthquake. Fortunately it was not too strong and the cats not traumatized, lol !
And I agree with Brian !

Elin said...

I could said that, I'm scared!

Karen Jo said...

I am very glad that it was just a little quake and no one got hurt.

Milo and Alfie said...

Wellwe are glad that yoo are all OK. Stay safe!

Forever Foster said...

Wow! It sounds like a very exciting time!

Madi and Mom said...

Thanks Amy for the info...when I told the hubby about it he was amazed!!! I'll pass on the rest of the info....
Madi and Mom

Cindy said...

Glad no one was hurt.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Glad that you're all ok! Weird for Chicago though.

loki said...

Glad to hear the quake was little and thank for keeping us inform.

Old Kitty said...

Hi

I just popped over to say hi and went straight into an earthquake!

Good grief!

Glad to know you are all ok.

I just had a look at your lovely kitty in the cupboard pics and can't stop going "aaaaaw" - what a beauty!

And I love your kitty cursor - that's just so sweet and made me smile as I look around your lovely blog.

Take care

x

CCL Wendy said...

I'm glad everyone in your house is all right. It must be hard to tell the difference between a relatively moderate earthquake and THoE with all your cats!

Pierro said...

oooh this was scary though, I bet.
I am glad all of you are okay.
bonkies

Puddin said...

I can't believe that you had an earthquake!! I had no idea that your area was seismically active. How odd. Im glad everyone is ok and I love the "blizzquake " word. Cute!

XOXOXOXOXo Puddin

Puddin said...

By the way, I love the countdown to "Send Love and Support Across the Globe". Nov. 14 is my bday!! Hehe.

XOXOXOXOXOX Puddin