A Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On! Earthquake: 5.4, 4-18-2008

April 18, 2008 at 6:36 am 7 comments

Okay, so did anybody else get woken up at 4:37? The Hub said, “WHAT is that?” Our dog will often thrash her tail around in her plastic doghouse and I will wake to see if she’s needing to go out on the porch. But, the thrashing of the tail was also making the bed sway side to side (which he didn’t feel, but I did), and the windows were rattling a LOT for a long time, the the pictures on the walls were shaking. Seeing as how there is an iron thingy above my bed, there was some concern, but it passed before I had the sense to move. My stomach felt sick and I was shaken. I was hearing trucks passed with their rattle for a while and everytime I heard one I was startled again.

This morning, Boy Wonder said his iPod came flying off the stand upstairs. He said it scared the heebie-jeebies out of him. He thought it was another tornado and ran to get under his sisters bed, he claims. I did not hear any running or child-activity. He may have dreamed, or that may have been the shaking we thought we heard.

They said the epicenter was not here. There was damage in Lousiville they are showing from CNN footage this morning from roofs. The actual epicenter was three miles underground just north of Evansville.

There is my morning weather report.

My mom waited as long as she could to call. at 6:15 or so she called to see if we felt it…apparently she did as well. Poor girl, she’s had the stomach virus way-icky-bad, and can’t even sleep for getting shaken out of bed!

What was your experience?

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  • 1. ~E  |  April 18, 2008 at 6:51 am

    We had an earthquake????? That’s my experience. I am going to turn on the news now.

  • 2. Kim  |  April 18, 2008 at 8:09 am

    My whole clan slept through it…even the dog who usually goes crazy at the slightest “off” sound.

  • 3. Cindy  |  April 18, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Wow, I must have slept really soundly because I didn’t know a thing!! I’ll have to ask hubbie, he is usually awake at that time.

  • 4. Stacey  |  April 18, 2008 at 8:15 am

    I woke up. It sounded like crazy wind hitting the house. I thought it was a tornado but hubby jumped up and said it was an earthquake and went back to sleep. LOL!

  • 5. graceisenough  |  April 18, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Scared me to death. We both felt it, kids did not, so that was a good thing. I thought it was thunder at first, because the last storm we had, the thunder was so close it shook the house…then I realized that thunder couldn’t possibly last that long. Hub confirmed my second suspicion, turned over and went back to sleep. Men! LOL

  • 6. graceisenough  |  April 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    We felt it. Scared me, hub went back to sleep. MEN!!!!!!!

  • 7. Eric & Jo Dwyer  |  April 20, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Hey, cousin, we knew how you feel! I’ve felt the earth shake seven times since we moved down here to Oaxaca, Mexico. The biggest one, a 6.6, woke us up a little before 7 a.m. a couple of months ago. We live on the top floor of a three-story apartment building. It was loud and long (over 30 seconds). The locked front doors were wide open afterwards. Jo was talking to Jesus instantly and throughout. The little boys slept through it. I had an uneasy feeling afterwards and it was hard going back to sleep.

    Some of the earthquakes are silent and you just jiggle for awhile. Some are rattlers.

    It’s good conversation starters after the shakes with friends here in the city. I’ll say something like, “You know 2,000 years ago Jesus said there will be earthquakes in various places near the end of times….”

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