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Walrus at 4:31PM, April 18, 2008
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Yeah, I felt an earthquake a about 5:30 this morning. It shook my whole bed. I'm pretty sure it was a 5.4 - 5.5 magnitude. Then we had aftershocks throughout the day. Weak one's that could barely be noticed. Then about two hours ago, the windows in my house shook. This is the first earthquake I've ever experienced. Anyone else experienced one?
 
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Lonnehart at 4:36PM, April 18, 2008
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There's no feeling like that of the Earth quivering under your feet. Where I live, we tend to get them frequently.
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Walrus at 4:37PM, April 18, 2008
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California?
 
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Lonnehart at 4:41PM, April 18, 2008
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California?

The Marianas Island chain. Right next to the deepest known ocean trench, which is what you call a “subduction zone”. Every time that thing slips, we get an earthquake.
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crocty at 4:50PM, April 18, 2008
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Yeah.
Woke me up, the bed and TV were shaking like made.
I thought it was some poltergeist ‘er something…
Then I realised “Oh, it’s probably an earthquake” and went back to sleep.
Next day there were reports of an earthquake.
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lastcall at 6:22PM, April 18, 2008
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That's weird, because I just read on the newsfeed that there were earthquakes in the Midwest this morning, and then I read this immediately afterward.

Yeah, earthquakes are freaky. I used to live in Los Angeles and they were happening all the time. You could sit on the couch and feel little vibrations/aftershocks through the cushions nonstop. …I was in a grocery store one time and felt one so big, all the groceries fell off the shelves and this big sign that was hanging above me was swinging around, getting ready to fall on my head. If it would have fallen, I probably wouldn't be typing this right now.
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Walrus at 6:26PM, April 18, 2008
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Yeah.
Woke me up, the bed and TV were shaking like made.
I thought it was some poltergeist ‘er something…
Then I realised “Oh, it’s probably an earthquake” and went back to sleep.
Next day there were reports of an earthquake.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Then I turned on the radio and they said we just had an earthquake.
 
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Custard Trout at 8:23PM, April 18, 2008
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Yeah, we had one a while ago.

I. . . I slept through it.
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crazyninny at 9:40PM, April 18, 2008
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I. FELT. NOTHING.
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Walrus at 7:10AM, April 19, 2008
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Custard Trout
Yeah, we had one a while ago.

I. . . I slept through it.

I still don't get how you could sleep through that…
 
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AQua_ng at 7:15AM, April 19, 2008
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I slept through the same earthquake as Custard Trout.

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Marguati at 7:57AM, April 19, 2008
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I've experienced one, some years ago, in the middle of the night… it's a quite rare thing here, so at first I thought it was just light-headedness caused by hypotension. I realized it was an earthquake only when it was over
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Steely Gaze at 10:41AM, April 19, 2008
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Where I live, we don't get many earthquakes, but I do recall having one several years back.

It was mostly a sudden rumbling, like someone was doing some blasting for construction work a mile away or so. We've got it lucky like that up here, because earthquakes can be scary and dangerous acts of nature.
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Dragonizer at 11:05AM, April 19, 2008
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I, too, did not feel it.

But my friend's now freaking out, paranoid that we'll have a huge, devastating one later. Nobody has been able to convince her otherwise. XD
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 12:36PM, April 19, 2008
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That earthquake sucked so hard. Didn't even wake me up and now the news is just covering it non-stop because it's been such a terrible newsweek. Last night they ran a story about the polygamist cultists' hair style. :/
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Whirlwynd at 1:17PM, April 19, 2008
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I was at work when it happened. No one noticed a thing lol! we're surrounded by giant presses so the floor is constantly shaking anyway.
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Daxy at 1:17PM, April 19, 2008
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Experienced one. I thought it was our washing machine because sometimes it would make the house rumble a bit. ^^"
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LIZARD_B1TE at 4:42PM, April 19, 2008
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Nah. I live in Virginia. We don't get Earthquakes here. :)
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Walrus at 4:53PM, April 19, 2008
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Where I live, we don't get many earthquakes, but I do recall having one several years back.

It was mostly a sudden rumbling, like someone was doing some blasting for construction work a mile away or so. We've got it lucky like that up here, because earthquakes can be scary and dangerous acts of nature.
Yeah, there hasn't been an earthquake here in over 20 years, until now.
 
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SarahN at 4:56PM, April 19, 2008
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I'm in Ohio and I thought I felt a tremor that day….but maybe it was just my fan acting up and shaking my floor. =P
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Walrus at 5:40PM, April 19, 2008
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I'm in Ohio and I thought I felt a tremor that day….but maybe it was just my fan acting up and shaking my floor. =P

I live in Indiana, so you might have felt it.
 
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Dragonizer at 12:05PM, April 21, 2008
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That earthquake sucked so hard. Didn't even wake me up and now the news is just covering it non-stop because it's been such a terrible newsweek. Last night they ran a story about the polygamist cultists' hair style. :/

This is why I don't watch the news.
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Product Placement at 12:17PM, April 21, 2008
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I get earthquakes all the time. The houses back home are specially reinforced to stand them so I never worry the least bit when one strikes. We haven't had a good one in a while though.
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mousetrap at 2:44PM, April 21, 2008
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sounds scary!

i remember this one time i was probably in grade 6 and there was an earthquake that shook the classroom. (a book fell down!)
they told all the younger kids that it was just a really big truck driving by, so they wouldn't get scared. hahaha.

we get a earthquakes once in awhile where i am. i usually sleep through them, though, or don't really notice. my dad ALWAYS does though, but when he says anything about ‘that little earthquake this morning!’ i'm always like ‘wut’.
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Walrus at 1:14PM, April 22, 2008
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sounds scary!

i remember this one time i was probably in grade 6 and there was an earthquake that shook the classroom. (a book fell down!)
they told all the younger kids that it was just a really big truck driving by, so they wouldn't get scared. hahaha.

we get a earthquakes once in awhile where i am. i usually sleep through them, though, or don't really notice. my dad ALWAYS does though, but when he says anything about ‘that little earthquake this morning!’ i'm always like ‘wut’.

Something similar happened to my friend. Sorta. A tornado touched down close to his school and they had to do the drill thingy. He was waling in the hall and yelling “We're all gonna die!” to the little kids.
 
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Katsu at 8:50PM, April 22, 2008
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I felt the earthquake too, I thought it was my husband shaking the bed for some reason. I also felt the 4.6 aftershock later that day while I was sitting at my drawing board.

I used to live in Japan so experiencing an earthquake isn't anything new. However it did come as a surprise to me to have one in Indiana.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 1:10PM, April 23, 2008
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There's no feeling like that of the Earth quivering under your feet.
It's like… cake…
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lefarce at 1:46PM, April 23, 2008
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That earthquake sucked so hard. Didn't even wake me up and now the news is just covering it non-stop because it's been such a terrible newsweek. Last night they ran a story about the polygamist cultists' hair style. :/

I love how everyone in the mid-west was freaking out going all “OH MY GAWD THE LAND MOVED!?”. Whats better is everyone kept calling the cops in my redneck town, and sure enough they sped all the hell over the place to, I assume, arrest the fault line.

God damnit I hate this place.


 
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mishi_hime at 2:06PM, April 23, 2008
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There was an Earthquake…………….!? I missed it, damn.



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lefarce at 2:11PM, April 23, 2008
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There was an Earthquake…………….!? I missed it, damn.





It only really hit IL and IN, and was so unimportant that no one else cared/cares.

 
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