5.4 Earthquake Rocks Illinois, Much o...

5.4 Earthquake Rocks Illinois, Much of Midwest

There are 59 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Apr 18, 2008, titled 5.4 Earthquake Rocks Illinois, Much of Midwest. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

A 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Illinois rocked people awake as far away as Chicago, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

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kris c

Haralson, GA

#44 Apr 18, 2008
I felt it this morning around 5:30. I live in Newnan Georgia. I awoke to my bed shaking, I wondered what it was.....have not experienced this before.
slc

Atlanta, GA

#45 Apr 18, 2008
Felt it in Alpharetta...my friends think i'm crazy. My bed was moving! It took an hour before CNN reported the earthquake. My husband was in the bathroom and I told him he had missed it- but,he felt it too.
Grace

Florence, SC

#46 Apr 18, 2008
Ada wrote:
My daughter and I felt the quake here in Johns Creek, Georgia this morning! My bed was shaking and her mirror was banging against the wall. Did anyone else feel it?
I was awoken and was not sure what happened so I looked out the window and all was dark in Johns Creek. I lit candles. The cat was running around like something crazy had happened!
Regulaguy

United States

#47 Apr 18, 2008
I was on the road to work when I thought for a moment that there was something wrong with the car... I didn't know about the 'quake until I read it here on 11 Alive.
I grew up in and lived in Southern California for many years. I would have thought nothing of it there, but here?
Shamrocker

AOL

#48 Apr 18, 2008
I totally felt it. The bedroom door sounding like someone was rattling it and my bed felt like the old hotel beds that you put the quarter in and it shook for a few moments. Very weird and I knew it had to be a baby quake
GaNative

Bunnlevel, NC

#49 Apr 18, 2008
The whole state of Ga is so attention hungry, they try to divert where the real attention needs to be and have it placed on Ga. Forget about Ga. we need to be praying that no one was hurt in Illinois and come on, your headboard was shaking? get real people, the only reason your headboard was shaking was because of your hanky panky....(rolling eyes)
GaNative

Bunnlevel, NC

#50 Apr 18, 2008
By the way, I live in NC and we felt nothing here, dont you think we would have felt something too? Also nothing was felt in Tennessee either...Checked all of their news websites, found nothing....

Rebecca Goodwin

“He went belly up!”

Since: Apr 08

Dont credit yourself so highly

#51 Apr 18, 2008
GaNative wrote:
By the way, I live in NC and we felt nothing here, dont you think we would have felt something too? Also nothing was felt in Tennessee either...Checked all of their news websites, found nothing....
Not a science buff here but are they on different plates? I didn't feel anything, but all my pets were in my room around 5:30.
Just curious, I'll look it up.
more money

Live Oak, FL

#52 Apr 18, 2008
In diver places people dont change there ways there will be a great quake like never been seen before
AMB

Niles, MI

#53 Apr 18, 2008
I was actually up feeding my daughter on the couch and dosed off with her until I felt the couch shake, when my husband woke up later I asked him if he shook the couch to wake me up...he said he didn't....pretty scary!
yes

Greensboro, NC

#54 Apr 18, 2008
We felt it in Athens, then no one at work believed me this morning.
Rockmart rattled

Covington, GA

#55 Apr 18, 2008
I was showering when my wife ran in and said things were shaking in our house. I said you may need medication. She agreed and went back to bed. She still doesn't know about the quake. I ain't sayin a word.
naro

Decatur, GA

#56 Apr 19, 2008
Riley wrote:
Felt it in North Decatur around 5:38 am this morning, felt like a low frequency wave, the kind of thing you feel when you are stopped on an overpass and a large, heavy truck rolls past you.
I live in Decatur and felt the same thing.
Diann705

Linwood, NJ

#57 Apr 19, 2008
I have a sneeky suspision that GOD is trying to tell the people of Ill. something. Isn't it funny how Obama is from Ill. America Better Wake UP!! There is a FOX in the hen house or should I say Trying for the White House!!
Sugar Hill

Plano, TX

#58 Apr 19, 2008
My bed was shaking. I thought my dog was scratching but she wasn't. lol
Sugar Hill

Plano, TX

#59 Apr 19, 2008
First time I've felt the earth move in years.
Meghan

Buford, GA

#60 Apr 17, 2009
WE felt it in Lawerenceville, GA this morning- so though you think its impossible- it happened.
GaNative wrote:
If, and that is a big IF, Atlantans felt the earth quake, they should roll over in bed to see who F*rted...There is no way that it was felt in Atlanta.....Illinois is what 4 or 5 states away? and plus it was only a 5.4, not like it was the 'big one'...But, on a serious note, I hope that everyone in Illinois is safe and well. God Bless...
i have a question

Chicago, IL

#61 Apr 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/rtepy
why didn't the earthquake register on the usgs earthquake site? as of 12:38p.m. ct, no activity is recorded.
dr love

Chicago, IL

#62 Apr 17, 2009
Rockmart rattled wrote:
I was showering when my wife ran in and said things were shaking in our house. I said you may need medication. She agreed and went back to bed. She still doesn't know about the quake. I ain't sayin a word.
given there's not much shaking in your house, i take it the two of you sleep in separate bedrooms :)

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