Light Midwest Earthquake

About 10 minutes ago (approximately 5:35 EDT), I felt a light earthquake, which was preceded by an even weaker foreshock. I could feel the entire house move slightly, and heard some rumbling and creaking. One of my brothers called soon after, stating he felt the same thing. Based on this, I estimate it to be about 4.0 on the Richter magnitude scale.

EDIT: Associated Press brief
EDIT 2: USGS map
EDIT 3: Internet reports of activity

2 Responses to “Light Midwest Earthquake”

  1. Ryan Says:

    I also felt it from St. Louis–I’ve never felt an earthquake before so have no relative experience, but it did not seem like a bad earthquake. Slow rattling for 15-20 seconds followed by one more significant lurch, but still nothing big. Still, scary for us.

  2. Fail Funnies Says:

    i love it when there’s an earthquake. when the earth moves, i can dance for free.

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