We had an earthquake and and aftershocks here in Indiana today. The main quake hit just before 5:37 a.m. EST and was centered six miles from West Salem, Ill. That's about 190 miles from where we live.
We usually get up at 5:00 AM, but we slept in until about 5:45 AM this morning. Mum didn't feel a thing during the quake; and I, nor Gracie or the kitties, made any fuss. So we didn't know anything happened. We worked until about 11:00 or so, Mum had a really long conference call this morning and was exhausted. So after her call we took a little power nap in bed with Mum. Just a few minutes after we all settled in, the bed started shaking and shaking.
Mum looked around, 'cause she thought Gracie or the kitties had jumped up on the bed and all of us where running around, but all she saw was me and Gracie lying there peacefully. We thought she got up and moved around. Then Mum said, "Hey, I think that was an earthquake!" And sure enough it was, an aftershock at 4.6 from this morning's earlier quake of 5.2.
As you may expect earthquakes are a rare occasion in Indiana. Mum only remembers feeling one once before in about 1988, when she lived in downtown Indianapolis. So we all thought it was kind of cool!
Aftershocks are expected for the next several days. I just hope there's not a big one during one of my runs this weekend at the agility trial, BOL!!!
Contrary to popular belief, we didn't feel it coming and we didn't warn Mum. Maybe it was because we didn't feel any danger approaching - a measly 5.2 from 190 miles away doesn't feel dangerous to me. Maybe if we were in the epicenter I would have warned Mum, who's to say?