About 4:40 am, I was awoken by the sound of my housing shaking. It was almost like the same type of sound from a very strong wind gust. As I became more awake, I knew it was an earthquake. Our light on our ceiling fan rattled as well.
When I woke our teenaged daughter up, she had felt it as well. Said it woke her up and she though someone was in her room. She quickly turned her lights on, saw that no one was in her room, but still felt the shaking...couldn't have lasted more than 15-20 seconds.
Did you feel the quake? Report it here at the USGS website.
The USGS Official Report for all quakes today is here
Louisville, KY and Evansville, TN have damage being reported. The quake was felt all the way to Milwaukee in the north and to Atlanta in south. Right now, we understand it is a 5.4 magnitude. The epicenter is part of the New Madrid fault. The tremor was also felt in Chicago.
Breitbart has a good story about the quake, too.
10:15 am UPDATE......another quake has struck virtually in the same area and has registered a 4.6 on the Richter scale. What does this mean? I don't really know.
8:45 am UPDATE...found out today is the 102nd anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake...also, West Tennessee area has planned an earthquake drill for today...has been in planning stages for a year (thanks to Jeff Ray, meteorologist at WKRN-News2)
6:46 am UPDATE...quake downgraded to a 5.2 magnitude and was MUCH deeper than first thought....third earthquake in Tennessee region this week...hmmmm....is a much larger one looming for the New Madrid fault.....the answer (long-term) is yes.
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