18 April 2008

5.2 earthquake hits Illinois

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked WEST SALEM, Ill this morning the strongest recorded in the region. People felt the tremors up to 450 miles away.

The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem, Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind. It was felt in such distant cities as Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa, 450 miles northwest of the epicenter, but there were no early reports of injuries or significant damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey The quake occurred in the Illinois basin-Ozark dome region that covers parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas and stretches from Indianapolis and St. Louis to Memphis.

Is this somehow linked to the discovery of new never before seen photos of Elvis performing live at Madison Square Garden?

I think you know.

1 comment:

Nicky Dieter said...

I just heard about this. Everyone at work said they woke up durring it but I must have sleep right through it.