The Incontiguous Brick

October 30, 2007

Earthquake!!!

Filed under: Life — iknowkeith @ 8:32 pm

Run for the hills!

No wait the hills are falling! Run for the wide open spaces with no tall buildings or sharp objects!

I lived not lived in California too long so this was my first real earthquake! Okay, I suppose there are earthquakes here all the time, but this one rattled the plates, caused the light fixtures to sway and vibrated the floor. Actually for a split second I debated whether I should run upstairs and grab the kids or just run outside and save myself. Is that bad? Should I have even considered grabbing the kids?

So it turned out to be a 5.6 magnitude about 85 miles away. So it wasn’t too extreme. But for me (and my first real shaker) it was pretty damn exciting.

Earthquake!!!

3 Comments »

  1. WoW! That’s Really COOL!!!
    But, I wonder.
    Have you ever been in a TORNADO???

    ~ http:www.TrashDispatch.com

    Comment by trashdispatch — October 30, 2007 @ 10:25 pm | Reply

  2. Sort of. I think I saw a small tornado once in Texas but it was night and it occurred to me that taking shelter was probably a better idea than running around like an idiot trying to spot the tornado. I lived through Hurricane Hugo in NC. I guess all I need now is a major flood and a volcano and I have collected all the major scary natural events.

    Comment by iknowkeith — October 31, 2007 @ 7:10 am | Reply

  3. i felt the bad boy last night too! it was kinda scary! i think i was near the epicenter as it seemed to have lasted at least 40 seconds. doesn’t sound long but felt long!!! i thought the light fixtures were gonna fall on me!

    Comment by dogslol — October 31, 2007 @ 10:54 am | Reply


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