Oh, I Felt an Earthquake This Morning…

I couldn’t sleep last night, so while I was working on fixing a dependency issue with Killer Kittens (by the way, I would still like some more beta testers!), I noticed that the monitor on my desk started to shake.

I thought that maybe it was my heart beat. I’ve had moments where my heart beat made my entire body move, and I noticed that my chair seemed to be creaking with my weight as well. But then I felt like the entire building was moving. Was there some kind of resonance?

Later on, I saw someone’s status update on Facebook which mentioned sleeping through an earthquake. I have some friends in California, so I didn’t think anything of it, except this update was from someone who should still be in Chicago.

Then I saw a post on the blog of Pretty Good Solitaire‘s Tom Warfield called Earthquake. He lives in Illinois, but he is much farther south and closer to the source. He also posted a follow up since there was an aftershock, but I did not notice that one here.

It was a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, and I didn’t even realize what it was all the way back here in Chicago!

I guess there is nothing like an Illinois earthquake to get you pumped for the weekend, huh?