Woke up to an earth quake this a.m. in IL!

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  1. sandy Banned Banned

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  3. Enmos Staff Member

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    It's the Yellowstone Supervolcano! I'd start praying if I were you..
     
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  5. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Next it'll be Democrats.

    Democrats. *shudder*




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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    @sandy

    Seems disasters follow you around.

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  8. sandy Banned Banned

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    Huh? I am used to these in CA but not here.
     
  9. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe the GOP has an earthquake device.
     
  10. sandy Banned Banned

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    You guys are funny.

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    I'm serious. A 4.3 in IL? We're used to tornadoes, blizzards, floods etc but not quakes.
     
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    I already pray and have no fear. Not of any quake or anything else. This was just weird.
     
  12. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    haha crazy huh? you know the largest earthquake on US soil was in saint louis missouri. a succession of 3-5 with over 2000 aftershocks cant remember exactly that would have been along the lines of 8-8.5 on rictor scale, they werent measured because no measuring devices were around yet, it made the mississippi flow backwords for a day..

    there is a fault there and its only about 300ft long its the new madrid fault use to be a town on feb 7th 1812 was the quake that made the missisippi flow backwards also consumed the town into the river, a forest turned into a lake and bells were ringing 1300 miles away and the president was awoken by the whitehouse shaking

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  14. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    yeah i know thats whats baffeling geoligists how can such powerfull earthquakes come from a 300ft long fault line in the middle of noware

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    :bugeye:
     
  15. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    why not? while no where near as much cali the new madrid in south eastern missuri and the minor fault through the area have caused a fair amount of seismic activity.
     
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    as you can see there are a couple of faults near the city
     
  17. Enmos Staff Member

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    Well, the next eruption is something like 40.000 years overdue. And an eruption would be truly catastrophic. We're talking millions of dead and a major impact on global climate (a nuclear winter like).
    I'd be afraid if I were you, very afraid..
     
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  19. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    God is punishing you for not being an athiest.

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  20. draqon Banned Banned

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    Earthquake are not that uncommon in Illinois, although the latest happened in year 1984:

    and a major one in 1968:

    link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/illinois/history.php
     
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  22. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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    You should know by now it's always the democrats fault.

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  23. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    love the pun
     

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