Indiana went West Coast over night. A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Illinois/Indiana border this morning around 5:40am.
Most people don't realize that a fault runs through Indiana. It's not the first time we've had a good shaking, but it doesn't happen often. Forecasters have often said that we're overdue for a mammoth seismic event. Of course, our houses and office buildings aren't built to withstand a major earthquake... (When was the last time you heard of a trembler taking out a trailer park? Tornados are a different story.)
I remember the last time was in the early 90's. I lived in Evansville when it happened and I barely felt it. This time though, it shook the house and got all the dogs howling. There's nothing like being woken up to a pack of baying dogs including our neighbor's Chow that opted to go all Hound of the Baskervilles on the neighborhood.
Still, it was cool since it doesn't happen often.