For real. No joke. We were lying in bed working on the internet and the house literally shook. The dogs freaked and started running around and barking. It lasted just a brief few seconds. Adam said “My God, what was that!”. And, proceeded to search the house thinking something was falling apart. Then we thought maybe something blew up in town, maybe a train wrecked (I mean nothing this exciting has happened in Tecumseh since the inmate escaped from the maximum security Tecumseh State Correctional Institution three years ago~another great story)…then brilliant me had an aha moment! (CLICK ON THE PICTURE)
I went to the US earthquake page and wouldn’t ya know it…bam right there a big red square right over us! A 3.5 magnitude earthquake at 8:53 pm. The epicenter was about 18 miles east of our home. What is funny is that there have only been a dozen or so of these earthquakes in this area in the last couple of centuries I am told so here I am thinking there is big money to be made if someone would just make a shirt that said “I survived the 2009 Johnson County Earthquake!”. I mean come on people~talk about an extreme business opportunity!
Adam and I debated and went around and around about sleeping in the doorways last night for our safety in case there were aftershocks. I mean, ya never know!
By the way…it only took a little over 12 minutes for the “after shocks” per se to ricochet to Tokyo…Adam found this really cool…here is a picture of that: