Skip to comments.Magnitude 4.3 Quake Wakes Up Chicago Area
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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Reveille, Reveille,..Heave up and thrice out.
Good morning, CHICAGO!
Bammy must’ve found Bush’s earthquake machine in the Whitey House basement.
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....?
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.
As soon as they all wake up this afternoon.
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.
It will take more than an earthquake to wake up Chicago.
I see Aurora got some shaking, I hope Wayne and Garth are ok :)
I was close to the center on the map, but I slept through it.
Darn that global warming. Now it is causing earth quakes.
I live directly north of the earthquake, but I didn’t hear or feel anything. At least it didn’t wake me up.
Elburn felt it. Daughter rolled over, slept right through it.
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 :-(
The timing was just about right.
That room is off limits to first term Government housing tenants, I'm calling the supervisor..
Let’s face it, 4.3 is pretty small.
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.)
Without the stimulus it would have been a 7.8.
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.
Massive snowstorms, earthquakes and tomorrow Iran will deliver a “punch”. Makes you wonder.