Earthquake!! in Illinois!! Earthquake rattles Tri-State http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/apr/18/earthquake-rattles-tri-state/ I woke up to a noise--looked at the clock 4:35--like the wind rattling the window--but it was one of the paintings on the wall rattling against the wall. -----I thought--oh--tremor---about 20 secs later the whole house shook--- EARTHWAKE!!! ----it felt like the house moved up and down about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. To me it lasted about 5 seconds on the main 'one'. But the 'rattling' kept up for another 3 minutes.