Friday, April 18, 2008

In St. Louis and Illinois, a 5.2 Earthquake Wakes Us Up.

Posted By on Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 9:02 AM

Update: Metro East news outlets are reporting another quake just after 10 a.m. today.

Earlier: At 4:37 a.m. this morning, we woke up to a rattlin' like no other. According to reports, the shake was a 5.2 magnitude in scale, causing some lanes of the Kingshighway overpass to be closed off because debris had fallen from the underside of the structure.

Where were you?

Post your story – were you at the casino? Driving? At a diner? Enjoying an all-night game of Risk? – below in the comments section. The writer of the most interesting story will be awarded with Internet fame and a T-Shirt.

Also, refer to ON SHAKY GROUND: The earthquake hazard here may be greater than you think. And planning for it is less than you'd expect, our 1999 story by C.D. Stelzer.

Links to learn more and thusly, be the know-it-all around the water cooler:

Stloday.com: Earthquake Measuring 5.2 Rattles St. Louis Region

Saint Louis University Earthquake Center http://www.eas.slu.edu/Earthquake_Center/

St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri-Illinois, Earthquake Hazard Mapping Project http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/ceus/urban_map/st_louis/

-- Nick Lucchesi

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