05 May 2008

New Earthquake's Epicenter: Valley Park!

Admittedly, not a big earthquake, but just the thought of one having an epicenter of Valley Park is enough to make you think...

Another quake rumbled this morning
By Kim Bell

The U.S. Geological Survey said a 2.7 magnitude quake rumbled this morning. But this time, its epicenter was near Valley Park.

The quake came at 6:25 a.m., centered two miles southeast of Valley Park, according to Jessica Sigala, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center based in Colorado. Its epicenter was somewhere between Valley Park and the Sappington area.


Anonymous said...

I'm in Crestwood, just a hop east of Sappington, and totally felt it! My cat gripped the bed in a panic. I can't believe the epicenter was so close!
Very exciting.

Anonymous said...

Okay Anonymous, I am in High Ridge, which is just 5 miles from Valley park, and I did NOT think it was exciting! I was really scared, although our house didn't shake as much as the last one. I think this is a sign of the end of the world! (chuckle)

Anonymous said...

Anonymouns, exciting? Hmm. We are in Fenton and, like latinmassgirl, I did not find it exciting at all. I felt the original quake on 4/18 at 4:37,the strong aftershock that same day at around 10:15, the strong aftershock on 4/21 at around 12:30 and now this one.

I put my trust in God, but all of this seismic activity is still making me a little bit wary and I'm not liking it much. I'm ready for it to stop now, if that is okay with Him.

doughboy said...

I was at work in Fenton and did not feel a thing. Neither did the one other co-worker who was here with me at that time.

My mom said she heard a big bang sound, like an explosion, but didn't feel any tremors. She said she's uneasy about all this, but what are you gonna do? When the big one happens (and it's just a matter of time) it happens.

Anonymous said...

doughboy, I didn't feel much either, but I did feel the house shake briefly this time (instead of a lot of stuff rattling, shaking as they did during the other quakes). I was upstairs on the computer (as I am now) and I heard a long low rumble first, then some slight, brief shaking. Compared to the first few, yesterday's quake wasn't much. But, later when the location of the epicenter was announced, learning the proximity to our home did not give me warm fuzzies. But, as you say, what can 'ya do? When the big one comes, it comes, and all we can do is try to be as prepared for it as possible.

Anonymous said...

i was sitting in my house gettin a quote for a windshield on fixmywindshield.com and I was amazed that I did not feel it.