Saturday, May 30, 2015

Last Night, 7:41P, A 3.4 Rolled Through

From about five miles north of Fairfield, Illinois. It sounded like thunder, and felt like a truck wrecked on the road.

2 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

WOW, is that a common thing there? I lived in southern CA for a while & got real sick of earthquakes!

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

We have relatively small earthquakes here from the Wabash Fault every few years. Most of them are around 3. We had a Fiver in '08 that caused bricks to fall and walls to crack. There was a Fiver in 1968 from the New Madrid Fault that caused widespread damage; broken windows, bricks, chimneys, etc. The Big One was in the late Eighteenth Century, and it made Reelfoot Lake, toppled timber over a huge area, and made the Mississippi run backward.