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Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

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Friday, April 18, 2008

THE MIDWESTERN EARTHQUAKE

Early this morning, Albert and I felt the earthquake! I had woken up at 4:15 to feed Sydney and just after I laid her back in her crib and came back to bed I felt the bed start to shake. Albert was awake too and we were sort o f wondering "What the heck?" Then, the whole house started to shake. It only lasted 5 or 6 seconds. We were pretty sure that it was indeed an earthquake. We tried to look online but couldn't find anything. Briefly, other options ran through my mind such as "what if it was an explosion at the air force base?" No, we'd have heard emergency vehicles. What if it was a derailed train? Again, we'd have heard emergency vehicles. It was most def an earthquake only we couldn't find anything about it on the radio or on the internet quite yet.
Later on this morning, I talked to my Dad on the phone and told him I thought we'd had an earthquake and he said "Yeah, you had one. It was on the other side of Illinoise."
A couple of hours ago, as I changed the fourth dirty diaper of the morning, I felt an aftershock. Again, I wondered if I really had felt what I thought I felt. Albert called a few moments later and said "Hey, did you feel that aftershock?"
No major injuries were associated with the earthquake which was a 5.2 magnitude. In St. Louis the worst effect was that a bridge had to be closed. Albert had been hoping that the epicenter of the quake had been Clyde C. Miller Career Academy so that he'd get a few days off of work. No such luck.
The twins' continue with their sickness. No more fevers but the nasty noses and coughs continue. Lets hope Sydney and Brandon are not the lucky recipients of the next round of it.

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Fun, aren't they? Haven't felt one since we moved to Seattle but oh the ones we used to feel in CA!

Jenn H said...

Glad there was no major damage and am lol about where Albert wanted the epicenter of it to be!!

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