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I survived the great (hah) earthquake. - Spirit
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I survived the great (hah) earthquake.
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Location: Work
No, srsly.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008qza6.php

5.4, about ~260 miles from here. I've had fun wasting time looking at the earthquake website, actually (and google maps!). Neat to see earthquake 'trends' which are obviously hotspots. Didn't know the 'tail' of Alaska was quite so prone actually.

I was trying to figure out what it was at home. I was in the bathroom! I had enough time to finish washing my hands and then look out the window at the street, wondering if it was a freak bad storm or a loud truck or something. I was convinced I was imagining things until I got to work and Richard asked me if I felt it...

So. My very first earthquake.
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lakos From: lakos Date: April 18th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
So I wasn't on crack this morning when I felt my bed wiggle... O.o
daimones From: daimones Date: April 18th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope.

/insert one of many many joke here about wigglin' beds. :)
brianamj From: brianamj Date: April 18th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I forgot you were in that area. I heard about it in the news this morning, and I'm wondering how southern IL fared. No damage there?
daimones From: daimones Date: April 18th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I did wonder if there was some sort of nuclear blast wave coming to wipe out my existance...

But other than that. :)
ryannktsu From: ryannktsu Date: April 18th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
My first (and only!) Earthquake experience was a couple years ago when I was living in Milwaukee.

... Yes, Wisconsin. D:
daimones From: daimones Date: April 18th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The cows methane affected the local geostability I'm sure.
ryannktsu From: ryannktsu Date: April 18th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apparently the midwest had another quake today, which is very weird, considering the timing. (I pretty much just found out, heh)

Edit - I shouldn't be commenting on things right after I roll out of bed. My comprehension of things is apparently selective, lololol /facedesk /blush

Edited at 2008-04-18 02:58 pm (UTC)
daimones From: daimones Date: April 18th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nothing like a good aftershock when you roll out of bed?
ryannktsu From: ryannktsu Date: April 18th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Something like that. :(
ladon13 From: ladon13 Date: April 18th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
thank you for being ok and checking in so we know that

www.usgs.gov rocks
tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: April 20th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could say all kinds of things about you, beds, and aftershocks, but I'll leave the obvious comments/jokes alone :)

so now that you've survived your first earthquake, are you ready for another? Living on the New Madrid fault, if you had one, you're most likely going to have more because when it moves, it tends to move a lot for a time and then go quiet again. You should probably get anything breakable off the top shelves and counters.
daimones From: daimones Date: April 20th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Feh, i did a very good job of not going gutterlike.

I should check my little figurines on their shelf. Thanks for reminding me. The rest of it I'm not worried about.

besides, i hear the last time that particular fault when ballistic it was like an 8. summat, which would probably laugh at my poor attempts to not have things break. =)
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