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04-18-2008, 09:25 AM
Did any of you all feel our earthquake this morning? Julianne is a sound sleeper but it woke her up. She thought I was shaking her. She said that everything in her room was shaking. She looked outside and everything was shaking. Nothing fell off of walls or shelves but stltoday.com says that it was 5.2 magnitude. It never phased me. you could drive a train through my room!
04-18-2008, 09:53 AM
We live in SE Missouri and we slept through the whole thing. A friend of ours who lives just south of St. Louis called us at 4:40 am this morning thinking it was along the New Madrid fault, which we would have definitely felt that one. It's probably good that we slept through it. I'm sure I would have freaked out!
04-18-2008, 09:59 AM
Julianne freaked a little but didn't wake me until she was leaving for school so I guess she wasn't too scared. She said she didn't know we had earthquakes in Missouri! Nothing in our house fell off of anything but I hear that some foundations were cracked and some debris fell off of an overpass in the city.
04-18-2008, 10:00 AM
Where in SE Missouri are you? I'm from Ironton. My mom lives in Farmington and one of my brothers is in Potosi.
04-18-2008, 10:05 AM
We live in Cape Girardeau. Supposedly it woke people up around here, too, but not us!
I guess I slept through it.
I think it was 150 miles away.
I always miss them.
Now I'll have to go around the house to see if anything moved.
04-18-2008, 01:15 PM
Suposedly it woke up some folks in TN too, which is south of here, but the kids and I slept thru' it. There are reports that people's cats were freaking out...but my 15# tabby (who sleeps with me every night) didn't wake me.
04-18-2008, 01:17 PM
I'll bet the cats were freaking. I have no idea what my dog did but what the heck kind of kid is awakened by an earthquake and doesn't wake her parents? Am I raising a fearless female or what?
04-18-2008, 02:12 PM
I'm a super light sleeper and I didn't feel a thing. Everyone else in my family slept through it as well, if we even had tremors here. We are in Moline, IL so we are pretty far north, although they felt it in Chicago.
04-18-2008, 02:22 PM
We live in Memphis, TN and felt a little bounce even. It even made our dog bark and he wouldn't bark if someone broke into the house! lol Scary because Memphis is right on top of a major fault line.
04-18-2008, 05:55 PM
Surprisingly enough, I did not feel the one early this morning...I was up almost all night with a horribly stuffy nose, apparently allergies. I must have dozed off shortly before the earthquake because I woke up one time at about 3:30am, and again at 5:00am (and many more times)...I did, however, feel the aftershock at about 10:15 this morning...I was lying on the couch and it started vibrating...LOL
I was watching the noon news and it said we had an aftershock about the same time I was making my previous post. I sure didn't feel that either.
Then they said they just felt another one a few minutes before. I didn't feel that one either.
This like my 3rd or 4th one and I haven't felt anything from any of them.
My sister said it felt like two guys were shaking her bed by the bedposts, so it had to be something here.
We were wondering if it's not because my house is a slab. One of her friends didn't feel anything and they're on a slab too.
04-18-2008, 08:00 PM
Nope, I slept right through it, which is actually unusual. Most times something like that I'll at least feel enough to wake up - must have been dead to the world. LOL!!! (Didn't feel the aftershocks, either, though. And I was awake then.:teehee: )
04-18-2008, 08:29 PM
We're on a slab, too. I did take some treasured breakables off of shelves in anticipation of after-shocks.