perhaps coincidentally, the next day i posted an image of a UFO.
then this morning, we were awakened by a loud noise:
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake that appeared to rival the strongest recorded in the region rocked people up to 450 miles away from the southern Illinois epicenter early today, surprising residents unaccustomed to such a powerful Midwest temblor.
The quake traveled the length of Indiana, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.
the quake hit at 5:37 a.m. indiana time. i've felt worse—maybe not a bigger earthquake, but one that was closer, so it shook me harder—but i don't think i've ever been awoken by seismic activity before. it wasn't a lot of fun—usually i don't get rudely awakened until at least 6:30.
update: i think i just felt a small aftershock, at 11:15 a.m.¶