Earthquake, Everyone ok? Wonder how HW is?

5.4 earthquake about 40 miles west of HW.

Im sure some extra inspections will be needed.

Chuck, hoping everyones ok, Woke me up in Mason OH.

While in Indianapolis "YMMV"...*I* did not feel anything, and was awake (though, laying in bed after my alarm going off at 5:40).

However, HW might be a little more concerning (especially if you've seen the Evansville news station YouTube vids), BUT...since it didn't last long, I'm guessing HW will be ok, but inspections will be needed....

I just remembered...I hope HW's trees are ok!?!? ;)

Frantic Ferret's avatar
The shaking woke us up in St. Louis this morning. When we saw that it was Evansville the first thing we thought was "I wonder in Holiday World is okay." I think my priorities are a bit out of sync.
Jeff's avatar
Kind of overreacting, aren't we? It wasn't a big deal and there wasn't any serious damage in Evansville, according to news reports.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog

I slept right through it in Nashville, but CNN reports people in FL felt it.

I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
sws's avatar
Latest reports say two birdfeeders fell out of trees at Charmland, and Lighty suffered a whiplash injury. :)
Mamoosh's avatar
Although there are reports (and photos on CNN and Yahoo) of brick building facades damaged in Louisville I suspect we won't see any reports of major damage. While no doubt the folks at HW got quite a wake-up call this morning I'm sure all is fine at the park, although I bet there is some cleaning up to do at the grocery store in town.

Sorry...I find it very hard to believe anyone in Florida felt this quake. Pensacola, the closest major city in Florida to the epicenter (Salem, Ill) is 700 miles away. I'm only 350 miles away from the epicenter of the San Francisco shaker of 1989, which was almost 1,000x stronger, and I didn't feel a thing, and I was watching it happen live on the World Series.

EDIT - Paula posted about it on the HoliBlog, right as she was experiencing the 4.5 aftershock.

*** Edited 4/18/2008 3:40:17 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

While similar-strength eastern earthquakes tend to be felt further away than those in California (i assume because the ground is overall more rigid due to fewer earthquakes, and that they're not as expected) I also doubt it could be felt in Florida by a human.

Great sense of humor shown by Paula, though, making it a point to quickly tell everyone the coasters are okay!

An aftershock rattled us a bit more about an hour ago. All's well... oh and I wouldn't put much thought into the collapsed building/wall in Louisville. It was a run down building to begin with afaik.



Mamoosh's avatar
Perhaps we can blame this all on Shaggy? I hear he's made the earth move before, lol

Mamoosh said:
While no doubt the folks at HW got quite a wake-up call this morning I'm sure all is fine at the park

Especially when you consider how wood coasters like Rattler at SFFT shake and move like a Slinky in that YouTube vid someone posted!!

astrosgp said:Great sense of humor shown by Paula, though, making it a point to quickly tell everyone the coasters are okay!

Gosh, thanks ... Will Koch also told me he thought the experience was "kind of cool." :)


Paula Werne
Holiday World

Moosh, I thought I told you to wait in the truck!

*** Edited 4/18/2008 4:53:09 PM UTC by Shaggy***


Has Six Flags blamed the quake for their second quarter figures yet?
janfrederick's avatar
There is NO way anyone felt that in Florida! Goofy media! ;)

The real question now is how to tie in an earthquake theme and holiday theme in a ride.


Snow globe ride? Folks shake those pretty good. Sounds expensive though...well...I mean a safe version of course.

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Jeff's avatar
I especially love the headlines like, "Earthquake rocks Midwest!"

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog

Mamoosh's avatar
^^ Your snow globe ride could be sponsored by Quaker Oats :)
OhioStater's avatar
Two Magnum trains bumped into each other during the quake and it will now only run during the hours of noon to 4 pm, every third thursday of the month, given that the weather is clear, sunny, and between 68 and 74 degrees.
Josh M's avatar
Wasn't that the weather policy in place last season?? ;)

Josh M.

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