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Eathquake hits Illinois
WGN ^ | 2/10/10 | C. Hayes

Posted on 02/10/2010 2:47:06 AM PST by Daisyjane69

C. Hayes WGNTV NEWS February 10, 2010

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit northern Illinois early Wednesday morning.

The quake struck at 3:59 a.m. in Sycamore in DeKalb County. The quake could be felt as far away as Chicago... 50 miles from the epicenter.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.

For the latest information, go to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

(Excerpt) Read more at wgntv.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; chicago; earthquake; earthquakes; eath; illinois; sycamore; usgs
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1 posted on 02/10/2010 2:47:06 AM PST by Daisyjane69
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To: Daisyjane69
a 4.3 earthquake - is that an aftershock of the dem meltdown?


2 posted on 02/10/2010 2:48:35 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Daisyjane69

Not far from Chicago.

Warning signs??

Message for the Pretender-in Chief?


3 posted on 02/10/2010 2:51:24 AM PST by djf (Sorry to tell you, but "truth"="disappointment". Happy now?)
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To: Daisyjane69
Iran punching the US with it's jihad earthquake machine?

prisoner6

4 posted on 02/10/2010 2:55:06 AM PST by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I am a FREE MAN!)
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To: Daisyjane69

shame it didnt hit the south side, it might have made it look better than it currently is.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 2:55:17 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Daisyjane69

Bush left it for him deal with........


6 posted on 02/10/2010 2:57:35 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: Daisyjane69

Weird, I woke up suddenly at 4, went and looked at the news and read there had just been an earthquake. I’m going back to bed now.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 2:57:59 AM PST by Kleon
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To: Daisyjane69

Wow, I know that town and have been there several times. It’s right on the way to DeKalb and Northern Illinois University from the NW Suburbs of Chicago.

I felt the one that hit Southern Illinois in the mid-to late 1980s (can’t remember the exact year). It was a little higher on the scale, but down south, not up north...

I haven’t read through the thread yet. I hope everyone is OK... Some beautiful OLD structures in that area of Illinois... A lot of farmland too though (at least a decade go there was...).


8 posted on 02/10/2010 3:06:32 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Daisyjane69

local news is saying epicenter was 77 miles from Chicago


9 posted on 02/10/2010 3:07:55 AM PST by stlnative
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To: Daisyjane69

Global warming


10 posted on 02/10/2010 3:08:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: LibertyRocks
A lot of farmland too though (at least a decade go there was...)

I'll bet that it's still there...that darned farmland is hard to move! (LOL)

11 posted on 02/10/2010 3:12:30 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: sunmars

No, that would be very, very tragic... With the way the buildings like that are on the South side many, many people would die, including the police and firefighters, etc... who would have to try to save and rescue people.

As for this earthquake; 4.3 may not be a very big earthquake, but it’s not like these older towns have much in the way of building reinforcements due to any risk factors. It’s not an area that gets earthquakes often at all... Plus there is a college close to Sycamore in DeKalb (the county seat) - Northern Illinois Univ. is there — a pretty big college and a pretty big college town as well as agricultural “hub”. Might even be a “small city” officially now as I haven’t been there in 12 years...


12 posted on 02/10/2010 3:13:11 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks
I'm in DeKalb, but snoozed right through it.

Still a lot of farmland around here.

NFP

13 posted on 02/10/2010 3:13:27 AM PST by 24Karet
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To: djf
2 major storm of the century snow storms, and a earthquake, yeah, I'd say that the HOLY GOD of Israel is getting Washington's attention...
14 posted on 02/10/2010 3:14:31 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

My point — only the towns, and the larger village/small city of DeKalb is thankfully the only area to worry about. Were it in Chicago itself for example, there is suburbs for miles and miles and except for the skyscrapers perhaps downtown the buildings are not built to withstand earthquakes like they are in say California...

Thanks for the chuckle though... :)


15 posted on 02/10/2010 3:15:28 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Daisyjane69
It woke me up here in Downers Grove (suburb directly west of Chicago). I'm on the 4th (top) floor of a condo building that rocked and rolled for about half a minute.

Then it sounded like a couple of huge metal balls were rolling across the roof over my head. I got out of the bedroom quickly and am now in another room typing.

The weight of the enormous amount of snow on our building's flat roof plus a hugh HVAC unit directly overhead is giving me pause.

The epicenter appears to be about 35 miles directly west of me.

Need some coffee, quick. Yikes!

Leni

16 posted on 02/10/2010 3:15:50 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: American Constitutionalist

Too bad they won’t listen, if that is what’s going on here...


17 posted on 02/10/2010 3:15:58 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: MinuteGal

Glad you’re OK, Leni. I didn’t realize you lived in the Chicago Suburbs — I grew up in the NW Suburbs (Arlington Hts.).


18 posted on 02/10/2010 3:16:57 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

Shows you how out of touch they are and arrogant they are.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 3:17:02 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: 24Karet

That’s good to know... I forgot exactly how far Sycamore is from DeKalb? I just remember that it’s on the way there. We marched in their Pumpkin Festival Parade during my freshman year (I was on Poms). Plus we stayed there when visiting friends at Northern a few times... :)


20 posted on 02/10/2010 3:18:29 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: stlnative

77 miles from the heart of chicago - 48 miles from chicago outer burbs


21 posted on 02/10/2010 3:18:43 AM PST by stlnative
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To: Daisyjane69

Rove, you magnificent bastard.....


22 posted on 02/10/2010 3:20:02 AM PST by MGMSwordsman
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To: American Constitutionalist

I definitely agree with you there! No doubt about it.


23 posted on 02/10/2010 3:20:06 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: stlnative

Magnitude 4.3 - ILLINOIS
2010 February 10 09:59:34 UTC

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 09:59:34 UTC
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 03:59:34 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 41.978°N, 88.597°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Region ILLINOIS
Distances 6 km (4 miles) WNW (292°) from Virgil, IL
8 km (5 miles) E (94°) from Sycamore, IL
8 km (5 miles) N (1°) from Maple Park, IL
14 km (8 miles) ENE (67°) from DeKalb, IL
35 km (22 miles) NW (315°) from Aurora, IL
77 km (48 miles) WNW (282°) from Chicago, IL

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.8 km (8.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 11, Nph= 11, Dmin=171.4 km, Rmss=0.86 sec, Gp=151°,
M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010snay

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2010snay.php


24 posted on 02/10/2010 3:25:17 AM PST by stlnative
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To: All; bd476; Godzilla; Velveeta

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/quake-like-tremors-reported-in-western-suburbs.html

“4.3-magnitude earthquake hits near Sycamore”
February 10, 2010 5:24 AM | No Comments | UPDATED STORY
A mild earthquake shook northern Illinois this morning.

SNIPPET: “The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.3-magnitude quake at 3:59:43 a.m. centered about 5.5 miles east of Sycamore and 3.1 miles underground. The epicenter is about 45 miles west of Chicago.”

SNIPPET: “The nature of the fault activity that caused the quake was unclear, said Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist with the geological survey in Golden, Colo. Past quakes that have affected southern Illinois have been in the Wabash Valley or New Madrid seismic zones.

The fault systems in northern Illinois are not as well understood as those in other regions where earthquakes are more common, and more investigation will be needed to determine the cause of this morning’s temblor, Vaughan said.”


25 posted on 02/10/2010 3:27:32 AM PST by Cindy
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To: MinuteGal

g’morning leni,

felt one sharp jolt in bed followed by 10-20 seconds of window rattling ... i’d lived in socal for 10 years so the symptoms were clearly recognized

one thing i never learned was how to tell if it’s a litle one close by or a big one farther away

ps ... i thought you WINTERED in fla


26 posted on 02/10/2010 3:29:56 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Daisyjane69

4.3? Child’s play.

But 50 miles from Chicago, home of the Corruter-in-Chief and the wellspring from whence his political power arose? Perhaps it’s a warning of electoral shake-up.

Lots of strange things have happened that have negatively impacted the rats. Wexler quit, another guy abandoned ship and changed parties to become a pub, Teddy died and got replaced with a pub. Now Murtha has kicked the bucket and will most certainly be replaced with a pub.

Maybe the Big Guy upstairs is trying to tell the rats something.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 3:30:55 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Cindy

Freaky Stuff - I was trying to figure out what fault it was on. I know the Wabash Valley & New Madrid Zones as I am in between the both of them. The Wabash Valley was the one that kicked the 5.4 out in 2008.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 3:34:22 AM PST by stlnative
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To: stlnative

The USGS site will probably update when more details are known.


30 posted on 02/10/2010 3:37:16 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

lol... the epicenter is close to being halfway between the future gitmo and chicago.


31 posted on 02/10/2010 3:37:29 AM PST by stlnative
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To: Daisyjane69
So that's what woke me up!
32 posted on 02/10/2010 3:37:39 AM PST by aruanan
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To: LibertyRocks
I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida. However, I'm in Downers for a couple of months, having spent the holidays with my family. I'm an Illinois native, being born and raised in Oak Park which is, as you know, a western Chicago suburb and the home of Ernest Hemingway and Bob Newhart.

I remember another earthquake in these parts a couple decades ago. I was ironing and noticed the potted palm was swaying. Then the floor seemed to move in some weird way and a flash of nausea swept over me. I thought I was having a stroke or sumpin', LOL.

Leni

33 posted on 02/10/2010 3:38:15 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: TheRightGuy
Hi...see # 33.

Leni

34 posted on 02/10/2010 3:39:38 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: All

Folks in the quake area get ready for your quake insurance premiums to go up.
Ours jumped up after the 5.4 quake on the Wabash Valley fault in Southern IL/Indiana that happened in 2008.


35 posted on 02/10/2010 3:43:49 AM PST by stlnative
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To: Daisyjane69
I just heard on the news that the fault line doens't have a name. I think we should start a write in campaign to have in named Bush's Fault. I mean everything else is lets just make it official.
36 posted on 02/10/2010 3:45:01 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Daisyjane69

We felt it here up north, near Lake Geneva WI. That’s about 60 miles from DeKalb. Rattled the doors.


37 posted on 02/10/2010 3:45:41 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: GonzoGOP
I just heard on the news that the fault line doens't have a name. I think we should start a write in campaign to have in named Bush's Fault.

ROFL!!!

38 posted on 02/10/2010 3:46:27 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: GonzoGOP
"Bush's Fault"

Now, THAT is funny.

FR witticism of the week....maybe month.....maybe year!

Leni

39 posted on 02/10/2010 3:48:03 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: GonzoGOP

DING DING DING - WE HAVE A WINNER!

LOL!


40 posted on 02/10/2010 3:51:18 AM PST by stlnative
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To: GonzoGOP
I think we should start a write in campaign to have in named Bush's Fault.

Absolute classic! "Obama home rocked by Bush's Fault"...ROTF!

41 posted on 02/10/2010 3:55:04 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Daisyjane69

Just realized I misspelled the word “Earthquake” in my post. LOL Typing too fast, I guess.

If anyone wants to follow the local coverage:

http://cbs2chicago.com/
http://www.nbcchicago.com/
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/index
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/


42 posted on 02/10/2010 3:56:46 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Daisyjane69

I felt it (I am aboiut 30 miles west of Chicago). The bed shook. I thought my wife had awakened and was feeling frisky. No such luck. Just an earthquake.


43 posted on 02/10/2010 3:58:21 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: MinuteGal

I know where Oak Park is. I’ve been there a few times, actually...

The earthquake is probably the same one I remember feeling back in the mid-1980s. It was probably around 6:30 pm, but still kind of light outside IIRC. Anyway, I remember it because we were all sitting at the dinner table and the milk in my cup was vibrating, and you could hear a faint rumble, and the table kind of shook too. Really weird - like a HUGE truck had gone by the house or something... I had practice for our church choir that night and everyone said it was an earthquake - we hadn’t heard the news between dinner and getting me off to the church...


44 posted on 02/10/2010 4:00:06 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: GonzoGOP

ROFL! That was VERY good! :)


45 posted on 02/10/2010 4:01:21 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: stlnative

Yeah, I’ve never heard of one in that area before even...


46 posted on 02/10/2010 4:03:05 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Daisyjane69
Pretty good earthquake site....Live Earthquake Mashup
47 posted on 02/10/2010 4:04:49 AM PST by domeika
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To: Daisyjane69
Part of the New Madrid system?
48 posted on 02/10/2010 4:04:56 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: LibertyRocks

Arlington Hts? I graduated AHS in 79.


49 posted on 02/10/2010 4:09:00 AM PST by sjm_888
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To: Daisyjane69

God is flat-out tellin’ us.


50 posted on 02/10/2010 4:11:05 AM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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