Well being in San Diego I felt it, I'm sitting on the couch with the laptop in my lap, and all of a sudden I feel like I'm on the Gulf of Mexico in a boat with some choppy water, I look over and see the hanging lamp swinging. I jump up go to the front door, open it and stand underneath. The worst part of the experience was the feeling like I had an upset stomach like you would get if you got sea sick. I have been through multiple hurricanes, tonadoes, so it was another experience, but after it all only some stuff knocked off the shelves, no real damage for myself. I felt one aftershock sort of, not enough for me to move, but I just noticed the lamp swinging again about 45 minutes after the first one. Let's just say it was an interesting Sunday afternoon.....
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I guess I'm a little closer to it than folks in the Las Vegas Valley, and all I know about it is what the news said. Neighbor's dog didn't even bark. It barks at everything.
And in other news, I didn't realise you were over here in the New World slumming with the colonials, Axb. I should pay more attention to the trip and event planning parts of the forum, I guess. How long are you around? Assuming this part of the continent remains more or less where it was when you landed.
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Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 3913 Location: Las Vegas, NV
I was getting a tattoo and I thought I was getting woosie or something. Then my husband sent me a text asing if I felt the earthquake. I told the tattoo artist and he said, "Was that what that was? I thought my chair was just wobbling today!"
In Alaska we had earthquakes all the time. Most of the time they are just no big deal. But you still always stop and think: Is this gonna be "The Big One"?
The day I moved into my townhouse, we had a small earthquake which was felt in the corporate office, but I didn't feel it at all at home, which made today's event all the more surprising when I felt this one. I was quite surprised.
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:30 pm Posts: 899 Location: Sin City
I experienced 2 earthquakes while living in Seattle area. One in '95 at just after 9pm, while watching Mariners on TV and tiles were falling from the Kingdome roof and windows rattling all over my house. The other in 2002 or so during the day. Felt like I was walking on a waterbed for 30 seconds, but of course it was a driveway at work. Things we take for granted in everyday life, like sun is always yellow on a blue sky, gravity always goes down, water is always wet and ground is always firm underfoot, aren't always the case. I experienced a few tornadoes while living in Austin for many years, and it's an experience. It's something we can't control, and it blows the mind.
Mid-tattoo can't be a great time to be hit by a quake!
It makes you think about how we all live on a thin crust of just a few tens of miles floating on thousands of miles of molten goo. My high school teacher described it as like living on the scum on top of a pan of simmering potatoes.
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I didn't realise you were over here in the New World slumming with the colonials, Axb. I should pay more attention to the trip and event planning parts of the forum, I guess. How long are you around? Assuming this part of the continent remains more or less where it was when you landed.