Monday, April 21, 2008

Another Aftershock

The trembling earth

It's about 12:45 a.m., and we've just felt another aftershock, presumably related to the Wabash Valley earthquake that occurred on April 18th As in the last one that I felt, the floor shook perceptibly, the ceiling fan blades vibrated, and the glass light fixtures rattled.

I hope that all these small tremors are releasing the tensions in the fault. I don't want to experience any earthquakes more major than this.

As I've been typing this, the floor has seemed to move slightly a few more times. I don't know if I'm feeling aftershocks of the aftershock, or if my imagination is just hyperactive.

I'm going to bed now, and I hope for no more disturbances during the night!

UPDATE: This aftershock was magnitude 4.5. It was centered near Mt. Carmel, IL, in the Wabash Valley, according to the USGS Earthquake list and map.

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