Did you feel the quake?

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There was an earthquake at about 4 a.m. this morning centered around Sycamore, Illinois, about 65 miles south of us. (The Burlington referred to in the story linked to here is in Illinois.)

It registered 4.3 on the Richter Scale. Little damage and no serious injuries are being reported so far.

Media reports say the quake was felt into southern Wisconsin. Did you feel it? I did not. If you did, please share your experience in the comments section of this post or drop me an email at westofthei@yahoo.com and I will add it here:

From Jackie in Trevor: “It was about 3:48 a.m. I was sitting at my computer because I don’t sleep well at night when the house shook. I thought my husband fell out bed. I went to check on him, he was sleeping away. Then I thought maybe snow came off the roof. So I didn’t make much of it until I turned on TV and heard there was an earthquake in Illinois. So I believe yes I did feel it.”

From Karen (near Silver Lake) My experience was quite similar to Jackie’s perceptions from Trevor. I live about one mile west of Silver Lake, and being the insomniac that I often am, was up past 4 a.m. on my computer. I thought either my hubby had taken a nasty fall out of bed, or that a big snow plow had whizzed by the house. There was a brief rumbling-type quality to the sound and feel of it that made it seem a bit unusual to me; but for one second I never thought “earthquake”!

from Cathy in Paddock Lake:) Our dog jumped on our bed, whining and barking just prior to 4 a.m., and woke me up. I remember hearing what sounded like the rumbling of a snowplow in the neighborhood as I got up to let the dog out. Our dog was really restless, didn’t want to settle down, so I spent the rest of the night in the recliner with the dog. In retrospect, I bet it was the rumbling of the earthquake that disturbed the dog and I. Didn’t feel anything unusual, but really wasn’t very awake either 🙂


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