It was about 4 AM when I awoke and asked my wife,
Sleepily she said something like, “What do you mean?”
“It felt like the house jumped,” I replied and got up to see if it was a snowplow that had just passed by.
Lakewood’s main drag was quiet, but the driveway, lit by the chimney star that stays on until the snow disappears, was illuminated.
There was another bright light across the street from our tree house above the swimming pool.
All of a sudden it went out.
When my son awoke, he heard that we had had an earthquake.
I guess the light that went out must have been a motion sensitive spotlight.
Closer to the Pingree Grove epicenter, one family near the Huntley High School, about 14 miles from the epicenter of the 3.8 magnitude quake, said that his bed was vibrating across the floor.
“It was like thunder, but much more disturbing than thunder.”
You can find more information about the quake here in the DeKalb Register.
One interesting tid-bit that the paper did not mention in the context I shall is that the earthquake was caused by global warming.
Paul Stoddard, an associate professor in department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University, points out in the story that the quake was caused by
The thousand feet of ice is long gone, of course.
Not man made, of course.
10,000 years in the making.