Early this morning (4:36 AM CDT) I woke up to my head board banging on the wall. At first that lovely sound made me happy then I realized I was the only one in the bed.
The bed was moving several inches, the house was creaking and popping and I thought I must be dreaming. About the time I convinced myself I was really awake it was over.
Read a news story here if you are interested.
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake lasting 20 seconds in Springfield Illinois. Who'd a thunk it?!
Well I do remember a story of a HUGE earth quake in Saint Louis Missouri in the early 1800's. It was so wicked the Mississippi river ran backwards for several days. If memory serves that was from the same fault line that shifted this morning.
EDIT: Five hours and forty minutes later we just had an aftershock. (10:17 AM CDT)