Illinois Earthquake and the aftershock: Reader’s commentsApril 19th, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by amritpal
The usgs website also reported an aftershock of magnitude 4.5. This quake occurred at 10:14:16 AM (local time) today. According to the U.S. Geological Survey it had a magnitude of 4.5. It was located about 5 miles from the first quake this morning in West Salem, Ill.
This aftershock was felt by far more people compared to the original quake as most people in the region have woken up by now.
Following are the Responses by readers who experienced the quake. Do let us know what you experienced in the comments space below the post.
1. Ann Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 7:15 pm e
The quake was felt really strongly here in Springfield
2. Chrissy Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm e
I’m a Freshman at Greenville College in Greenville
3. Lisa Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 9:27 pm e
I woke up about 5 minutes before it happened. My cat was looking terrified, and I went to comfort her when the shaking started. The entire house swayed East to West, the windows rattled, and kick-knacks clanged loudly. I’d estimate it lasted about 30-40 seconds here. It definitely “shook” me up quite a bit!
4. Sue McCabe Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 9:31 pm e
The quake woke me up with a shaking of the house. It frightened me and then our parrot in the kitchen started flipping around in his cage, making lots of noise. I got my husband up and asked him to check the house because I thought that something or someone was bothering the bird. By that time, it was all over.No damage.
5. James Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 9:49 pm e
This was so awesome. I woke up to a bed giving me a message.
6. Jonathan Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 10:32 pm e
Aftershocks felt in St. Louis, MO at 10:25 AM only slightly weaker that original tremblings.