April 18, 2008


Dude, I think we just had an earthquake. A big one too unless it was real close. Woke all of us up, lasted for a minute or so, rattled the windows. I think I heard a low rumble throughout, but that could have been a lot of things. Looks like I picked a good night to stop taking Ambien.

I reported it here and in less than five minutes this was posted:


Can someone check and see if New Madrid is still there.

I'll bet the earthquake insurance commercials are running again by this afternoon.

DOWNDATE: Added the USGS image a few minutes later. My rotating title came up with "A short, sharp shock, get it?" Spooky.

Posted by Charles Austin at April 18, 2008 05:43 AM

Just checking in to make sure I wasn't losing my mind. I don't see anything on the news...

Posted by: Tanya at 05:52 AM

USGS is the place to go.

Posted by: charles austin at 05:58 AM

Smart. I was trying to get thru to the SLU earthquake center website, which isn't responding.

Posted by: Tanya at 06:02 AM

That was a bit of a surprise, all right. Kind of surprising how far and strong a 5.2 can be felt in this part of the country.

Posted by: marc at 09:02 AM

Cool! Aftershocks just rolled through.

Posted by: marc at 11:17 AM

This is almost cool. Almost.

Posted by: charles austin at 11:43 AM

Here in north Alabama I slept through the whole thing, however my wife swears she woke up and thought she felt something.

Posted by: Jon at 02:34 PM