At around 4:40am this morning my wife & I were awakened by the rattle of windows & wall hangings around our bed. At first we thought it might just be a strong gust of wind. Turns out our area was hit with the strongest earthquake we’ve had in decades. It was a 5.2 magnitude quake centered in West Salem, IL – which is only around 65-70 miles north-east of us.
We saw no damage or anything this morning. Our cat slept through it & our dog didn’t start howling until it was over. (So much for animals warning you before it hits!) So, as far as I know, we’re all ok.
But instead of following Art’s lead as usual, my Friday Five today is inspired by the quake! Art’s was too hard this morning anyway! ;)
All Shook Up – Elvis Presley, you knew that one was coming, right?
Shake – Otis Redding, I love this song with all my heart. There’s nothing like a little Otis to get you going in the morning.
I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King, another obvious choice. My lovely wife likes Carole King – so this one is for her.
New Madrid – Uncle Tupelo, I know this quake wasn’t on the New Madrid Fault, but it’s still a good reference! (Thanks to Neal who put that one in my head this morning!)
And for good measure:
If that don’t make you bob your head, nothing will!
(Sorry Willie, I couldn’t find a decent link for Delbert McClinton’s Standing on Shaky Ground!)