Midwest Earthquake

So who else felt the earthquake this morning? I live in southern Indiana, and was lying in bed when it happened. I actually didn’t feel a thing. I just heard some weird noises and thought it was Max my cat running up and down the hall like a wacko. Then the DJ on the radio said “Did you just feel that?”. Any one reading this site from near the epicenter? If so, any gadget damage to report?

I hope everyone has a good and non-shaky weekend!

10 comments… add one
  • Geakz April 18, 2008, 12:33 pm

    I’m up in Michigan and although I didn’t feel anything, I’ve talked to a couple of people who did.
    However my sister who is in Bloomington, IN said her bed shook like mad. My parents are in Columbus, IN – I have yet to talk to them. Wild stuff.

  • obscurestooge April 18, 2008, 12:43 pm

    Well, I’m in Michigan, too (about an hour NW of Detroit), and we definitely did feel it. We’re in the middle of having some major repairs done to our house, so my first thought was that part of a wall or roof had collapsed. But, then the radio started reporting that it was an actual earthquake. No damage here.

  • Julie April 18, 2008, 1:01 pm

    I wonder what the strongest recorded earthquake in this area has been? I think I can remember another one years and years ago (at least 20yrs), that I actually did feel.

  • Geakz April 18, 2008, 3:54 pm

    I heard this earthquake “tied” the record. These are records that are NOT made to be broken.

  • Rob Tillotson April 18, 2008, 10:00 pm

    There definitely was one in Indiana around 20 years ago… I was living in Fort Wayne at the time, probably about 1986-88 or so, and felt it while taking a shower. I remember thinking a big truck was pulling up in the parking lot outside, or something…

  • Julie April 18, 2008, 10:04 pm

    20yrs ago I was working at Hills Department store (do they even have those anymore) in the Boy’s Wear department when it happened. I felt the earth move under my feet (sorry, I couldn’t help myself)…

  • WirelessAndy April 18, 2008, 11:06 pm

    Ironic. Today is the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire here in San Francisco.

  • Robert L Grenader April 24, 2008, 9:05 pm

    Only 5.2? Here in Los Angeles, we don’t even wake up unless it’s a 6 or greater :-).

  • Julie April 25, 2008, 7:46 am


    An earthquake is a rare occurrence here. We’re not experts like you guys ;o)

  • Monty Arch February 19, 2010, 11:25 am


    The earthquake in Fort Wayne was in 1986. Summer or Spring.
    I was inside and I thought it was a jet flying over. People who were outside didn’t feel anything.

    The April 2008 one woke me up. I didn’t know it was an eathquake at the time.

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