Earthquakes

United States
December 30, 2010 8:06am CST
Indiana just had a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in the north central part of the state. It happened at 7:56 a.m. today and there are luckily no reports of injuries or damages. It seems that the weather gets stranger by the day here. Do you deal with earthquakes where you live?
7 responses
@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
30 Dec 10
Earthquakes are quite common in my country and I experienced two important ones,the first in 1990 and another one in 2005,but fortunately they weren't strong enough and they only created minor damages.Unfortunately many specialists think that a truly major earthquake will strike Romania in the next years and I think they're right,because the last two big earthquakes took place in 1940 and 1977 and they had disastrous consequences,so I'm afraid it will happen again in a few years.
• United States
30 Dec 10
Let's hope that they are wrong. I hate to see disastrous earthquakes or any other weather.
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
We've had some earthquakes here and it even put down a couple of structures. There were some injuries and i'm not sure if there were deaths. I'd hate to have another one like that or any kind of disaster whatsoever. It's just sad when i watch those who were affected on the news. Although it's also heart-warming to see that there are so many who're willing to help those who were at a loss.
• United States
30 Dec 10
I agree with you and I am glad that we do not have them with the damage that they do in some parts of the world.
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
5 Jan 11
They are pretty rare in my part of the U.S. I should point out however that earth quakes have nothing to do with weather. They are a geological event.
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
31 Dec 10
In 82 we had a 5.7 magnitude earthquake where I live, but it just rattles dishes and made noise....very lucky indeed. Not near the magnitude of the earthquakes in California.
• Estonia
30 Dec 10
I live in Estonia and luckily we haven't had any major earthquakes here. I think the most powerful one was something equal to yours, but it took place in a quite desolated area, so nobody was hurt. It was long time ago, no noticeable earthquakes since then. I am actually very happy about my location, because we don't suffer any major natural disasters, like floods or volcano eruptions. Perhaps a storm or two per year, which really may leave a trace, but that's all.
@bunnybon7 (37404)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Dec 10
oh my gosh. i didnt even know indiana had earth quakes. thats fairly near ohio and i lived there most of my life and never knew of any earthquakes. in fact, i thought, growing up that earthquakes only hit over in foriegn countries. then i found out when grown that they have them in california and i was in one. i said if i ever got out, id never go back. geesh lately theres so many every where that you think it must be coming the end times.
@marrie1 (256)
• United States
30 Dec 10
yeah, but where I live I mainly feel them when they hit utah which is rare.