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Friday, May 2, 2008

I feel the Earth move under my feet...I feel the sky tumbling down...tumbling down....

Apparently we are the new hot spot for seismologists and geologist and all those other ologists...we keep having earthquakes. Most of them we have not felt, but apparently the other night we had another larger one in the middle of the night. I think we are going on about #20 now. Most of them are mild but some of them are getting into the 4.0+ range. It's freakin' me out a little bit!

I always assumed it would be the people in California who ended up dropping off into the ocean, but if this keeps up I wonder if Southern Illinois won't just fold in between the Mississippi and Wabash River! Damn! They used to say that the New Madrid Fault which is down in the Southern Missouri/Northern Arkansas posed the greatest threat for disaster. However since all these current quakes keep happening on the Wabash Fault, some scientists are changing their minds. I read one newspaper article from St. Louis that stated the Wabash Fault might pose a greater threat to the city than the New Madrid. Now let me put this in perspective for you as far as how this concerns me! I live 2 1/2 hours EAST of St. Louis. I live 30 minutes west of the Wabash River and 30 minutes north west of the epicenter of these recent quakes. So if they think this thing is going to cause MAJOR damage to the city of St. Louis- 200 miles away, imagine what it's going to do to my little farm-30 miles away!!! Holy Christ Almighty!! That makes me a wee bit nervous!!!!

In a related development, we have notice the cattle acting strangely at times lately. I can't help but wonder if it's not related to the earth rumbling. I am sure they sense these things far better than we can.

This morning all the calves are laying together in the pen all snuggled up. If they are still there when we go outside to play I will try to snap some pics, and maybe finally get a picture of cute Willy! That is if the storms don't hit before we finish breakfast. There are severe storms on the way...at least those are the kinds of natural disasters we are used to! I never thought I'd see the day when an earthquake worried me more than a tornado.......

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Sccccarrrrryyyyy!!! i'm sure that makes you feel better. Yikes! They do say that animals know when something "bad" is going to happen. Watch them there cows closely and head for the hills if they start acting REALLY strange! Kidding, but on a more serious note, I can see where your fears lie. I'd be scared out of my mind.

BoufMom9 said...

YIKES! I didn't realize you have still been having earth quakes! I have a lot of friends & relatives out in IL and no one said anything. LOL (maybe it's becoming too common now????) CRAZY!!!!