Aftershocks Continue To Rock The Region

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentuckians rattled by a predawn earthquake have gotten another jolt.
A 4.5-magnitude aftershock shook the region about 11:15 a.m. EDT
Friday, several hours after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit before dawn. State Geologist Jim Cobb at the University of Kentucky says both the original earthquake and the aftershock were centered near
West Salem, Illinois.
No serious damage has been reported in Kentucky from the original quake and no injuries have been reported.
Cobb says a total of six aftershocks have been felt so far. He says the others were in the range of 2.0 to 2.5 magnitude. He says the aftershocks are no surprise, but the magnitude of the largest one was.
He says the 4.5-magnitude aftershock will be "scientifically curious" to geologists.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Apr 19, 2008 at 09:06 AM
    You're right Chris, it seems Hillary DOES have a lot of support...
  • by Mom Location: KY on Apr 18, 2008 at 08:05 PM
    Chris H.--which "moron" do you refer to?
  • by Carmen Location: Barbourville on Apr 18, 2008 at 06:03 PM
    I live in Barbourville,ky and I felt the Earthquake.
  • by Anonymous Location: johnson,county on Apr 18, 2008 at 04:11 PM
    At about 5 forty something this morning I was awoken with my bed shaking not very hard but steady.I first thought I was dreaming but then the pitbull even barked an I layed there wondering an it lasted at least 3 minutes.
  • by Greta Location: Prestonsburg on Apr 18, 2008 at 03:29 PM
    to Chris - perhaps this is a warning that we should try to stop policing the world and show some love to the world God created... But seriously - if you think earthquakes have anything to do with punishing people, go crawl back under that rock.
  • by Educate on Apr 18, 2008 at 01:11 PM
    Earthquakes represent the release of built up pressure along a fault zone. Aftershocks occur because the crust is readjusting to the movement along the fault (New Madrid fault). Earthquakes represent the release of crustal energy created by mantle convection/plate tectonics.
  • by Melissa on Apr 18, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    I live in Morehead, (rowan co), I did not feel anything. I was wondering what it is that has the geologists curious about the magnitude of the aftershock.
  • by Chris H Location: Kentland, IN on Apr 18, 2008 at 10:25 AM
    I am 230 miles from the center point and felt quite a jolt. I think it is just a warning from god that we are about to ellect a moron for president.

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