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    Posted February 10, 2010 by
    Elgin, Illinois
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    4.3 earthquake in Illinois


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     'It felt like a train going by the house. There was a lot of shaking,' said SarahEvans. She immediately jumped on Twitter and said it was comforting to find others who had felt the 4.5-magnitude quake.
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    45 minutes ago we woke up to the entire house shaking. Although I'd never felt an earthquake I knew instantly what it was. While my husband went back to sleep, I got up to confirm via Twitter. Here are my most recent tweets (oldest to newest):


    "Seriously weird. Something that felt like a minor quake just woke us up. Can anyone else in the CHI area/burbs confirm?"


    @nedia We felt it, too. Woke us up!


    @ChrisCCherry @jonferguson @jnshimko @gtogirl13 Everyone okay? It definitely freaked us out. Like a train shaking everything.


    @aspireprez @lostsuburbbliss We are in the NW suburbs...so we definitely felt it. Our entire house shook.


    @CNMapp @lisatrosien @Doe_Darling There are lots of us tweeting about it. I'm guessing it was a minor quake. #earthquake #chicago


    Chicago peeps: Here's a search of others talking about the #earthquake. Hope everyone is okay. http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23earthquake


    @LisaTrosien Yes. Startled us both awake. #chicago #eartthquake


    @aspireprez It's nice to connect with people so quickly (before news) when something like this happens. #chicago #earthquake


    For future reference: Information about what to do before, during and after an #earthquake http://j.mp/buZopc #chicago


    #earthquake in #illinois 4.3 magnitude epicenter 5 miles from dekalb.


    Here's info from USGS on the #illinois #earthquake: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010snay.php


    @Krys_Chicago @tonycoles @TheSlurpeeQueen It woke us up here in Elgin, too. The first #earthquake I've ever felt. #illinois #chicago


    So glad everything/one is okay. Now to get some rest after what felt like a train going through our house. #illinois #chicago #earthquake


    Looks like #earthquake is already a top trending topic. http://twitter.com/#search?q=Earthquake%20OR%20%23Earthquake

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