Wow! The main shock may have been Friday morning but the aftershocks just keep coming. Seismologists say these may continue for maybe the next couple weeks. The older, cooler Midwest earth crust will allow these aftershocks to keep going and from time to time we will keep feeling these things. Pets are still the most susceptible for being rattled by these aftershocks so keep them as calm as you can. My dog B.J. continues to find things to shred around our house as you see above. I blame the aftershocks because he has been on a rampage since Friday. I have given him some extra love and treats. My wife even walked the little guy more than 6 miles on Sunday, but he is still wound up! We had another bigger aftershock hit the area at 1:38 a.m. It registered 4 on the Richter Scale 7 miles northwest of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. It was felt my some here in Lafayette.
A lot of folks have been asking if any damage pictures from our area have been sent in. I finally recieved a few from Jackie Oliver. Here are her pictures and story.
Fowler, IN on 7th street, next to my house... this very old vacant house had three window panes and window debris fall on the outside. It was concluded by Officer Kidwell of the Fowler police dept. and myself (being the neighbor) that it was from the earthquake in early a.m., April 18th, considering timing and circumstances. thanks, Jackie Oliver, freelance photog.
Now that was impressive. In the 1987 quake there were a few more reports of damage than this past one. I know cracked window panes were much more common. So we can consider ourselves lucky this time around.
I got in my 4.11 miles today and weights...the Body Pump class at International yesterday has me more sore than after the D.C. Marathon!!