Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake!

I was browsing around the Internet this afternoon, when I went to the website for the town in which my church is located. It's kind of a news outlet, but they also have birthdays, benefit information, pictures, and all kinds of stuff on there. Today, I was amazed to see news of an earthquake that was felt in my hometown and the surrounding areas! It originated in downstate Illinois, but was felt for miles and miles away. I'm kinda jealous I wasn't home to feel it, but I HAVE felt an earthquake before. A few years ago, when I was in Junior College, I was lying in bed one early, early, morning, right in the space between sleep and wakefulness when my bed started shaking. At first I thought that someone had hit my house with their car (don't laugh; it's happened before!). Then I thought maybe I was possessed like Regan on THE EXORCIST. But, I was too tired to get up and do anything about it. So, I went to sleep. The next morning, I was talking on MSN to one of my friends and he told me it was an earthquake!

So, today, around 4:37 or so, Illinois had another earthquake. Hopefully my home town doesn't get swallowed into middle earth sometime in the near future... If you're interested in looking at Illinois Geological Information, check out: earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states/?region=Illinois

Happy Friday, all.

1 comment:

Jacki said...

greg felt it here in cedar rapids...and my mom and dad felt it at home...i slept through it :)