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Magnitude 4.3 Quake Wakes Up Chicago Area
Foxnews.com ^ | February 10, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 02/10/2010 5:12:51 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta

A rare moderate earthquake struck northern Illinois Wednesday morning, waking up residents in the Chicago area.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; earthquake; illinois; usgs

1 posted on 02/10/2010 5:12:51 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Reveille, Reveille,..Heave up and thrice out.

Good morning, CHICAGO!


2 posted on 02/10/2010 5:16:00 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Bammy must’ve found Bush’s earthquake machine in the Whitey House basement.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 5:16:54 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

How long until Pat Robertson, Hal Lindsey and the rest of the ding dongs blame it on God sending a warning to Obama? Then how long until the Hollywood idiots crying Mother Earth whining about no treaty....?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 5:17:42 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

It woke me up about 4am. It sounded like a helicopter hovering right above my roof. Everything shaking and rattling. First time I’ve ever experienced one.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 5:18:10 AM PST by Bluebeard16
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To: theDentist

As soon as they all wake up this afternoon.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 5:18:38 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I was up and didn’t feel it north of Milwaukee. Being from CA, I’m used to earthquakes and know one when I feel it. The tremors travel many miles from their source in CA. Apparently not in IL.

I will say that my Cable went out at about that time, although the computer connection was fine, which is why I am still here.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 5:19:13 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

It will take more than an earthquake to wake up Chicago.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 5:20:08 AM PST by jch10 (It is an ill wind blowing...)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

9 posted on 02/10/2010 5:24:42 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

I see Aurora got some shaking, I hope Wayne and Garth are ok :)


10 posted on 02/10/2010 5:30:18 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I was close to the center on the map, but I slept through it.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 5:33:32 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Darn that global warming. Now it is causing earth quakes.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 5:36:53 AM PST by HD1200
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To: Lockbar

I live directly north of the earthquake, but I didn’t hear or feel anything. At least it didn’t wake me up.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 5:40:03 AM PST by MondoQueen
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To: MondoQueen

Elburn felt it. Daughter rolled over, slept right through it.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 5:48:20 AM PST by spintreebob
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To: spintreebob

Didn’t feel a thing here (homer Glen) and I was wide awake at 0400.

I admit, I could have mistaken it as a strong gust of wind (2 big drifts across the driveway this morning...all dug out but now I have to go in to work :-(


15 posted on 02/10/2010 5:55:59 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
My first thought was that it must be the entire population of Schaumburg falling off their bar-stools.

The timing was just about right.

16 posted on 02/10/2010 6:00:52 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Dallas59

That room is off limits to first term Government housing tenants, I'm calling the supervisor..

17 posted on 02/10/2010 6:06:39 AM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: HD1200

Palin’s fault.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 6:13:45 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Let’s face it, 4.3 is pretty small.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 6:18:53 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Dallas59

Bush’s Fault.


20 posted on 02/10/2010 6:40:52 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: BunnySlippers

I remember an earthquake from my youth that caused my high school to close the central portion for re-hab for 3 years. It was centered in Arvin-Tehachapi about 150 miles south of us. My school wasn’t damaged, but after-quake inspections showed that it was not built to modern earthquake codes.

That quake woke us all up and broke some dishes, but it was much stronger — 7.2. We certainly felt it and suffered some damage 150 miles north. I would have thought that I might have felt some quivers even from a 4.2 because we are closer to Chicago.

Or, perhaps that is what woke me at 3:30-4:00 AM this morning, and I just wasn’t conscious of the reason.

(BTW, my school’s cafeteria/auditorium closing for 3 years is how I met my husband of 51 years. We used to gather around the same radiator waiting for the classrooms to open.)


21 posted on 02/10/2010 6:53:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Without the stimulus it would have been a 7.8.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 6:56:33 AM PST by jpf (ME in 2012.)
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To: theDentist

There were two men back in the 70’s that were given visions of Chicago having a huge quake. A lot of people made it through the quake...however, the lake Chicago sits on poured into Chicago and wiped it completely out. So the rumblings have begun...how long before the big one depends on the prayers of the people in that area...through those prayers the people of The Lord can hold off the judgment for this area.


23 posted on 02/10/2010 7:10:54 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Massive snowstorms, earthquakes and tomorrow Iran will deliver a “punch”. Makes you wonder.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 7:21:47 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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