Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake In Midwest

I was just sitting here about a half hour ago surfing the web, when suddenly I felt the house and floor started shaking. I asked Mrs. Sunsett if she felt it. Sure enough, she did. She wanted to know what it was. Being from California and having been in some real jarring jolts before, it wasn't hard to figure out.

They are now saying it was a 5.4 quake and centered near West Salem, Illinois. No damage noticed here in Indianapolis yet, just a sharp increase of adrenaline.



UPDATE:

They are now saying the quake was 5.2 and there has been a 4.5 aftershock, which I missed because I was driving at the time. (It's amazing how well-protected from the environment a person is, when they are driving a full-sized gas-guzzling pick-up truck.)



4 comments:

Greg said...

Wow, global warming strikes again.

;)

LASunsett said...

Honestly Greg, I am trying to reduce my carbon footprint. I just cannot give up my Dodge Ram (5.8L Hemi). I guess I had better plant another sapling for the next wind storm to take out.

Mustang said...

You are perhaps unaware that George Bush has a machine in the basement at his ranch in Crawford. Whenever he wants to spin-up a hurricane, a tornado, or an earthquake, he sends a message to his GS-15 stoolie/operator of this machine and Voila!

-Or-

You are perhaps unaware that Al Gore controls a weather generating machine cleverly hidden away at NOAA. Whenever he wants to spin-up a hurricane, a tornado, or an earthquake, he sends a message to his GS-15 stoolie/operator of this machine and Voila!

-Or-

Sh__ happens.

LASunsett said...

//Sh__ happens.

Boy, does it ever.