Friday, April 18, 2008

We had an earthquake this morning

at 4:36 AM. I was up, eating left over pizza, but didn't feel it. I don't believe there was any damage. Just to be on the safe side, however, they raised the price of gas 20 cents.
UPDATE: The quake was a 5.2, strong for the Midwest. There was an aftershock at 10:14 AM, it was a 4.5. (A 5.5 would be ten times a 4.5; a 6.5 would be 100 times stronger than a 4.5.)


Camera Obscura said...

The Richter scale is log9. I'm just sayin', is all.

Jim said...

my memory is that the decibel scale is also

Scott said...

Jim, by the way, what is the price for gas there? We are paying 3.699 a gallon.

Jim said...

Hi Scott! -- it went to 3.699 yesterday here, it's cheaper on the Missouri side because they have a lover state tax (3.299 to 3.459).