Earthquake Near Holiday World

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:25 PM
About 12:50 PM an earthquake occured at Evansville, IN, and Paducah, KY. Both fairly close to Holiday World. I live about 20 minutes away from Holiday World, and felt a lot of shaking. Enough to wake me up actually. My whole house was shaking. Many buildings were evacuated, but thankfully no damage was done at Holiday World. The earthquake was a 5.0, which seemed very large. God must have been here because the earthquake did not cause any deaths.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:33 PM
Please tell me none of the park was damaged.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:40 PM
I live in paducah, ky and i didnt feel anything. They have been predicting earthquakes in this area for a long time because of the new madrid fault. Im just glad that it wasnt strong enough to cause any damage.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:53 PM

I live in French Lick, IN. about an hour from HW. It didn't last long, did it?

Derek

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Derek McBride
PKI Dude

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:55 PM

Duh, I forgot to tell ya that I felt a little shaking.

Derek

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Derek McBride
PKI Dude

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:56 PM

Thanks for your concern--we're fine. No damage--in fact I don't know that any of our guests noticed.

I was standing by The Wave and the tremor occurred just as the waves were kicking in. I thought, "Huh, I don't remember that being part of the experience." I started thinking about earthquakes, but didn't say anything since I was with an Indianapolis news crew.

A few minutes later, Will had a call from the office and he told me about quake. He and our water park director had been standing right next to me and didn't feel a thing.

I told them I must have more sensitive feet than they do. :)

Thanks again for the concern,

Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:59 PM
I live in upper Indiana, (Michigan City) by the lake, I'm about 3-5 hours away. Ofcourse I didn't feel anything but I would like to visit HW sometime soon. Hopefully nothing in thepark was damaged.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:13 PM
I would like to feel an earthquake, thank god no on ewas hurt though.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:21 PM
So THAT'S what that shaking was that I felt earlier!! Hey, I felt it all the way up here north of Cincinnati!
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:22 PM

Hear-Ye, Hear-Ye, read all about it...

http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2002/06/18/midwest_quake/index.html

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:32 PM

Very cool. The midwest is still 'popping' back up into shape after the icesheets depressed the land during the last ice age. And if that's not the reason, could be some prehistoric faults. They jostle about now and again.

I myself haven't felt an earthquake since the one in the Bay Area in 1989. That was exciting...and scary as heck.

5.0 isn't too bad. I've felt several 5.0's, a 6 and a 7.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:32 PM

Teenage Ninja said:
I would like to feel an earthquake, thank god no on ewas hurt though.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?



Move to California

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:34 PM
Good Heavens...a five on the Richter scale is chicken poop. Move to Cali for the big boys!!!

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God is Good!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:39 PM
a five isn't going to cause major damage, at least on most land types. BTW, the epicenter is about 40 miles away.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:42 PM

Now now people...a 5.0 can cause moderate damage, especially to an area not prone to quakes and where buildings are not necessarily built with them in mind. And worse a quake in an area not used to them can really rattle people's nerves.

I'm glad my friends at Holiday World and the surrounding area are OK and hope you all sleep well ;-)

Matthew

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:36 PM

Wait'll Seattle gets their big one, THEN you'll see damage...

Glad to hear no major damage occured with this one. Paula -- will this even require any inspections of rides, or are you far enough from the epicenter that it's a complete non-event for you?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:38 PM
Didn't feel a thing at PKI today.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:43 PM
There was an upper 3 around Valencia when i was at SFMM and felt nothing. I would also like to experience an earthquake, but in an open field or anywhere with no buildings.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:53 PM

Here's a neat website to check on worldwide quake activity: www.usgs.gov

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:17 PM

How offten does earthquake's happen near Holiday World. I always thought earthquake's are more common in California. Is there a fault line near Indiana and Kentucky area, also are they going to expect after shocks?

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