Earthquake, Everyone ok? Wonder how HW is?

Friday, April 18, 2008 8:34 AM
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.

Friday, April 18, 2008 8:38 AM
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....

Friday, April 18, 2008 8:40 AM
I just remembered...I hope HW's trees are ok!?!? ;)

Friday, April 18, 2008 9:42 AM
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.
Friday, April 18, 2008 9:50 AM
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.
Friday, April 18, 2008 11:17 AM
I slept right through it in Nashville, but CNN reports people in FL felt it.
Friday, April 18, 2008 11:27 AM
Latest reports say two birdfeeders fell out of trees at Charmland, and Lighty suffered a whiplash injury. :)
Friday, April 18, 2008 11:31 AM
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***

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:57 AM
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!

Friday, April 18, 2008 12:04 PM
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.


Friday, April 18, 2008 12:17 PM
Perhaps we can blame this all on Shaggy? I hear he's made the earth move before, lol
Friday, April 18, 2008 12:44 PM

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!!

Friday, April 18, 2008 12:51 PM

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." :)


Friday, April 18, 2008 12:52 PM
Moosh, I thought I told you to wait in the truck!

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

Friday, April 18, 2008 12:55 PM
Has Six Flags blamed the quake for their second quarter figures yet?
Friday, April 18, 2008 12:56 PM
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.

Friday, April 18, 2008 1:03 PM
I especially love the headlines like, "Earthquake rocks Midwest!"
Friday, April 18, 2008 1:22 PM
^^ Your snow globe ride could be sponsored by Quaker Oats :)
Friday, April 18, 2008 1:30 PM
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.
Friday, April 18, 2008 1:55 PM
Wasn't that the weather policy in place last season?? ;)

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