I missed the Earthquake!

@JolietJake (51107)
United States
September 19, 2017 7:48am CST
Seems like we just had one an hour ago about 20 miles away. A 3.8 quake struck near Albion Illinois south of me at around 6:45 A.M. Central time. I'm seeing some people from Olney saying they felt it, but I didn't notice anything over the stereo playing, and since I have a suspended turntable, it didn't make the needle skip or anything. I believe there was one in the same area about a week ago...I missed it too. I miss all the fun.
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@NJChicaa (46290)
• United States
19 Sep 17
I would be bummed to miss it.
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@marlina (78025)
• Canada
19 Sep 17
Count your blessings that you did not have it at your place.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
19 Sep 17
Is it common for you guys to get earthquakes?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Sep 17
Sort of...that area is part of the Wabash Fault zone, there have been 4 in the past year
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
19 Sep 17
@JolietJake I lived in Oregon for a long time and we had them but I don't think we had them that often . Have any if the ones there been big?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Sep 17
@thislittlepennyearns Biggest around here was a 5.4 9 years ago
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 17
You are not afraid of the earth quake?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Sep 17
I live close to a fault line so I know they happen in this area, I've lived here all my life pretty much.
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@m_audrey6788 (15331)
• Philippines
19 Sep 17
Oh..I don`t like the sound of having earthquake especially when you`re living in a old building
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• Philippines
19 Sep 17
@thehousewife ..Hmmm.. I think so too but I got the chance to visit a customer living in an old building and I got so scared with the stairs because everytime I stepped in, I felt like it`s about to break
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Sep 17
I have never experienced one before so I bet even a small one I would feel and it would scare me!
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• United States
19 Sep 17
Really?? Wow..and one in LA too. Ruh oh. Yeah dont want to scratch the records.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
21 Sep 17
I hung it to isolate it from acoustical feedback caused by the subwoofer vibrations when I really crank it up, but you can stand here and jump up and down as hard as you want without any problems whatsoever. Of course, a tornado knocking the house down would still make it skip.
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• United States
21 Sep 17
@JolietJake That looks entirely stable and sturdy JJ!!
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@yukimori (9072)
• United States
19 Sep 17
It seems like they're really easy to miss... we had one here several years back that was about the same magnitude, and I didn't feel a thing. There was one when I was a kid that I felt in Phoenix, though. It was in the middle of the night and the epicenter was somewhere in California. All I really remember is that the dog went nuts and I stood up and the ground was kind of gently rolling. Everyone else in the house thought I was imagining it until the morning news came on.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
20 Sep 17
It appears smaller quakes are very common really
@yukimori (9072)
• United States
20 Sep 17
@JolietJake I was seeing that! We haven't had that many in AZ in the past year, but I was surprised by how many there are away from the major California/west coast fault lines. Then again, there have been quite a few stories recently about how much of an impact fracking is having on the quakes in places that historically haven't had to worry about those things...
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@Srbageldog (8244)
• United States
19 Sep 17
There were a couple earthquakes in southern California this morning too. One of my friends is freaking out about it. We rarely feel them up here in northern California.
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@ilocosboy (37411)
• Philippines
19 Sep 17
When 3 point something magnitude of earthquake happened in our places, so many drama posted in facebook that said "its not because I didn't feel the earthquake means I have no feelings (of love) at all. We call it hugot.
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@jujunme (2441)
• United States
19 Sep 17
A magnitude 7.1 just hit Mexico ,42 people killed so far. it was awful to see. Buildings collapsing like domino's,the world is getting crazier and crazier every day, really frightening.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Sep 17
Yeah, saw that last week, bad thing. It didn't seem to make much in the news up here, I think too much about the hurricanes was going on.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Sep 17
Oh hell, you mean a new one, I just saw mention of it on facebook
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
20 Sep 17
@jujunme I'm seeing reports of up to 216 now, horrible
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@Corbin5 (116270)
• United States
19 Sep 17
I always miss the mini-earthquakes here. Just once, I want to experience a little shake, rattle and roll. Just a little, mind you.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Sep 17
The one in 2008 woke me up...it was bouncing stuff all around the place
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
20 Sep 17
Earthquakes are in the headlines nowadays. Have you heard about the 7.1 in Mexico a couple of hours ago?
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
19 Sep 17
Ahmm, lucky you ;/
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@YesWay (3447)
19 Sep 17
Glad you are safe - even if you did miss out lol
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@BarBaraPrz (20763)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Sep 17
I remember the quake back in 2010 that centred in Quebec somewhere. It was about a 5. My friend and I were in Niagara Falls having lunch when it struck and she accused me of moving the table!
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Sep 17
No kidding I just recently got up so haven't heard. Wow.
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@tech40 (9748)
• Philippines
19 Sep 17
I remember before that I'm at the office when the earthquake happened.. it's shaky inside after that I feel headache
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• United States
19 Sep 17
The thought of an earthquake scares the heck out of me
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@LadyDuck (176758)
• Switzerland
19 Sep 17
Be happy you did not feel the earthquake, it means it was not too powerful. I am afraid of quakes.
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