Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Naper-thrill, IL
Heard about the Alaska one, 6.7 if I remember right. The Illinois one woke me up, I had just gone to bed and was only half asleep when it hit. We recently bought a new home and I woke up thinking "Did we miss a set of railroad tracks or something?" Once I got my head on straight, I figured it was either an earthquake (remembered the ~1986 one) or a low flying plane, but I heard no jet so figured it was an earthquake. Went back to sleep planning to check the web in the morning to be sure. When I got up this morning, there it was, 4.5.
It felt like the house was "running out of gas". Chugging along like when the car is about to die. Rattled the stalks on the window blinds, drawer pulls rattled. That was about it. Lasted about 20 seconds (after I woke up).
Waiting for the CA people to chime in with "4.5, hell we wouldn't even notice let alone wake up or get out of bed." Remember that when the day comes that you get a quarter inch of snow and everything grinds to a halt as if it were frogs and locusts. Anything under two inches and we don't even brush off the car, just turn on the wipers and head out!!
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