18 April 2008

Well, for the SECOND time in my life...

...I blissfully slept through an earthquake. Cindi woke up, David woke up, don't know about Bekah. But I heard nothing. Absolutely nothing. Felt nothing. Snored away. Found out about it this morning when Cindi woke me up (we're headed out for breakfast). What about the rest of you guys around St. Louis? Did you wake up for the big event?

20 comments:

Fr. Timothy D. May, S.S.P. said...

It was felt in Milwaukee and, they say on TV, as far north as Peshtigo, but we slept through it too.

Timothy said...

I've heard and felt more shaking when a truck goes down the street. I slept through it all too. I couldn't have done anything about it even if I was awake.

sam said...

Lisa woke me up and I felt it. If she hadn't said anything I would have been blissfully unaware. I will say that the tremors had a different feel than a truck driving down the street. Weird feeling.

Rev. James Leistico said...

Laura and I both woke up. at first I thought it was the house shaking from a thunderclap... but the house kept rattling. Then I just hoped the kids would stay asleep. and then I started thinking about all the family members we now have to call to say, "We're ok."
the local news said Atlanta even felt the effects of it.

Diana said...

I might have slept through it if I had been asleep, but I was already awake and felt the bed vibrating. Since it doesn't normally do that, my first thought was that my husband was having some kind of seizure. He would have slept through it, if I hadn't asked him if he was okay. (Actually, I jumped out of the bed and yelled "What's the matter?") ;-) When he assured me that he was not responsible, and when I noticed that the whole house seemed to be vibrating, I finally got with the program.

On my way to work, I stopped at my favorite 7 Eleven for some Fusion coffee, and the Pakistani owner reminded me of the October 8, 2005 earthquake in Kashmir that killed nearly 100,000 people. Said a prayer of thanks that no one was injured in this little event,at least not according to the news reports so far this morning. Then, when I got to work, I emailed family members to let them know we are OK.

Anonymous said...

I was awake, so I felt the house shake and tremble for 10 secs or so... Sandy woke about half way through the event.

We noted... "wow we are having an earthquake" then rolled over and went back to sleep :)

Was a definitely odd feeling.

Matt B.

Josh Schroeder said...

Yeah, we woke up, but it wasn't scary or anything, just like "What the heck is going on?" Even though we woke up, I don't think we were totally awake and aware.

Anonymous said...

So.... did you feel *that* one? The one that just happened at 10:15or so a.m. ? : )

I am working in Springfield.. and we just felt another one... shook the headquarters for the Ill State Police for about 10 seconds! Very weird feeling indeed!

Matt B.

Diana said...

I work on the sixth floor of a medical office in Chesterfield, MO. I just felt the one at about 10:15. The U.S. Geological Survey showed about 5 aftershocks at less than 2 since the original event, but this one had to have been more than that. Should show up on their website shortly.

Diana said...

Sure enough,the U. S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 5 mi ENE of West Salem, IL at 10:14.

William Weedon said...

Didn't notice the aftershock either! Cindi did, and David did, and Cindi and I were sitting beside each other at our desks. David came in to comment on it, but I still didn't notice a thing. I tell you, when I focus on something I'm oblivious. It's absolutely ridiculous, I know. I thought they were both nuts a few minutes ago; David told me to check the internet, and he was right. Maybe it's that I'm totally desensitized because of the constant rumble of the semi's that shake our house nonstop.

elephantschild said...

Our daughter called from the other room, "Everytime I put out my arm, my pillow keeps shaking!" We felt it enough to *almost* start being concerned.. a little teensy bit more and I would've headed for the nearest doorway to stand in, just in case. Too many popular non-fiction books on the New Madrid fault in my past reading lists...

No damage, other than crooked pictures on the walls, though.

wmc said...

I guess this is like a snowstorm in southern California.

Welcome to our unstable world. Remember about aftershocks. Don't straighten those pictures just yet.

Bill Crum said...

Easily felt it up here in Lafayette, Indiana. It made 10 seconds feel like an awfully long time!

wmc said...

Given the close proximity of the epicenter and the date, this is undoubtedly God's judgment on the Issues, Etc. incident.

Rev. James Leistico said...

stop that Cwirla. it's bad enough that back in 1994 or so, my local Santa Barbara County republican congresswoman said quakes were God's judgment against the Hollywood homosexuals. now you're seeing signs too....

Lutheran Lucciola said...

This may be part of the trade off between Snow Miser and Heat Miser?

Not sure. It's fun, isn't it??

I usually sleep through anything below 5.7 around here.

You can Google the USGS earthquake site that shows all the quakes, it's interesting....

Anonymous Lutheran said...

It woke me up all the way in Kansas City! Unbelievable. And, we felt something shortly after 10 too.

Anonymous said...

Cwirla, you're my man! You took the words right out of my mouth.

J.G. Fleischmann said...

I remember that first one! (St. Louis, on a Saturday night in May,1983)... You and Cindy lived in the same building with us on Lacleede Station Road.

Of course, I also remember the big one we had in L.A. on February 9, 1971. There was no sleeping through that one! 6.5 for over a minute. Took out the Olive View Hospital and killed a bunch of folk.

Y'all ought to come out to Long Island.... No tornadoes, no earthquakes, and only an occasional hurricane every fifty years or so..