Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake today causes damage in Chicago?

Yes, there was an earthquake this morning centered near West Salem, Illinois -- a couple of hundred miles south of Chicago.

The quake, which had a magnitude of 5.4 or 5.2 depending on which account you look at (the Russian judges are always the toughest aren't they?), was felt as far north as Wisconsin and -- I'm here to tell you -- caused damage even in Chicago itself.

No... wait a minute... on second thought, Youngest Son's room always looks like that.

Graphic obtained from linked article in the Chicago Tribune


Kacey said...

Watch out for those after shocks and stay out of higher floors in big buildings. I was working on the 7th floor of a hospital when we had one in Ohio several years ago. The blackboard in the report room was squeeking on the wall and everything vibrated. Thought for a minute that I was in California. (But, there weren't enough freaky people around)

Shelby said...

Apparently the same quake hit my son's room... every single day for the past 18 years or so.

Patti said...

Glad you are ok, Curmy