The reason for the quake is obvious. Citing that famous geologist Hugo Chavez, PhD (Piled Higher and Deeper), it's clear Mother Earth was punishing Obama's hometown because the Senate postponed a global warming conference because of the snow and cold.Earthquake Shakes Chicagoland A 3.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Chicago-area homes early Wednesday, waking up residents from Indiana to Wisconsin. The quake struck at 3:59 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
"It shook the house, rattled the windows and doors," viewer John Bruno wrote in an email. "It woke us out of a sleep and got the dog barking! It shook our whole house!"
The tremor's epicenter was determined to be in a farm field on Plank Road near Hampshire, Illinois. The quake was originally reported as a 4.3 magnitude tremor emanating from Geneva, about five miles east of Sycamore, but the U.S. Geological Survey revised its statement.