Friday, April 18, 2008

Update 3: Rare 5.4 Earthquake Hits Illinois

Janet Clem, 37, looks at the damage to her home in Mt. Carmel, Ill. Friday morning April 18, 2008 after the 5.2 early morning earth quake.(AP Photo/Daniel R. Patmore)
Picture from CNN showing damage in Louisville, KY

A 5.4 earthquake hit Illinois early this morning. It was located at 38.520°N, 87.873°W. The rare tremor hit at 04:36:56 AM [CT].

If you felt the quake, you can go here to record your observations. There have been no reports of any damage so far.

A record of past Illinois earthquakes can be found here.

CNN is reporting some minor damage in Louisville Kentucky.

Interestingly, today is the 102nd anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

3 comments:

Salima Hayek said...

I dunno, compare notes with my post - am I Crazy for enjoying myself during this?

: JustaDog said...

More proof that global warming is real.

Robin Parker said...

I'm a former Midwesterner who used to think that earthquakes sounded exciting. Now that I'm on the West Coast...well, okay, they're still a bit exciting as long as they don't do any damage.

Anyway, I just noticed your post because I work for the Red Cross, and I thought I'd share some useful preparedness info for future earthquakes...
http://redcrosspdx.blogspot.com/2008/04/52-earthquake-hits-midwest.html