Friday, April 18, 2008

A funny/Earthquake

I went into the gas station today and
asked for five dollars worth of gas.....


The clerk farted and gave me a receipt!!




Rare, Large Earthquake Hits Midwest


Posted: 2008-04-18 09:13:10

Filed Under: Nation News

WEST SALEM, Ill. (April 18) -- Residents across the Midwest were awakened Thursday 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.

The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem, Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind.

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

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 6 miles north of Mt. 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, Baldwin said.

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

Baldwin said the USGS revised the quake's magnitude from 5.4 to 5.2.

Irvetta McMurtry of Cincinnati said she felt the rattling for up to 20 seconds.

"All of a sudden, I was awakened by this rumbling shaking," said McMurtry, 43. "My bed is an older wood frame bed, so the bed started to creak and shake, and it was almost like somebody was taking my mattress and moving it back and forth."

Lucas Griswold, a dispatcher in West Salem, said the Edwards County sheriff's department received reports of minor damage and no injuries.

"Oh, yeah, I felt it. It was interesting," Griswold said. "A lot of shaking."

Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Todd Ringle in Evansville said there were no immediate reports of damage.

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2008-04-18 06:25:41




sugarsweet056 said...

Great joke! LOL
Yep, Mosie said she felt a tremor at 3:am here in MO. I slept through it...:).
Have a good wkend.

specialadyfink said...

I read about it on someones blog about 5 this morning-forgot whose it was but she said it shook her house twice.But she was going on to work.
We're a good ways north of Cincinatti.

siennastarr said...

I read about it on the front page of AOL's news section, and then read Mosie's journal (My Country Life), who resides in Missouri, and she blogged about her experience with it this morning.
Earthquakes are a pretty common occurance for us, Lisa.. but, for those folks in the midwest.. it must have been pretty darn scary.  I'm glad there were no major injuries or damages!

Love ya

ajquinn354 said...

Thankfully no one was seriously hurt in the quake.  Know it was felt even here in SC and all the way to Pennsylvania. We lived near a fault line when we lived in Ohio and felt the vibratins from an earthquake a few times. Hope you are doing well today and have a good weekend.  Arlene (AJ)

pharmolo said...

That's unusual, and a large quake for the area.

imgr8phil said...

Yeah, I heard about that.  That isn't a large earthquake to me, just a little tremor.  Hope you have a good weekend.


lanurseprn said...

So....did you feel it?