5.2 earthquake rattles Midwest

by thoughtfulconservative

From Yahoo! News

Bricks shook loose and fell from buildings. Walls cracked. Books tumbled off shelves. A 5.2 magnitude earthquake centered near this southern Illinois town struck before dawn Friday, rocking skyscrapers in Chicago, 230 miles north of here, but doing little damage and seriously hurting no one.

Pretty good rock for the Midwest. I’ve been in stonger ones but I’m surprised I didn’t feel it.

“We thought it (the house) was falling on us, we really did,” said 85-year-old Anna Mae Williams, who was shaken awake at 4:37 a.m. in tiny West Salem, six miles from the epicenter. [emphasis mine]

That explains it. Four thirty-seven? I was dead to the world and not even a 5.2 will wake me up then.


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