Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Earthquake!

Well now … this was a first for me. A 5.5 magnitude quake rattled the living sh*t out of my house … dishes were rattling, the noise was very loud – a deep rumble that was simply scary sounding – and after a few seconds I realized that it was far too strong and persistent to be the washing machine, a truck or a plane. So it had to be a quake …

Cool!

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I must say that I am impressed … this was a relatively small quake and I cannot even imagine what it must be like to go through a magnitude 7 or 8 quake and watch buildings fall down. Unbelievable …

2 comments:

r said...

Welcome to the jungle. That quake was felt far and wide. We describe quakes like some people describe wine.

Let's see if this post goes through, I've tried posting several times.

Kim Letkeman said...

r: It came through just fine. I suppose when one gets familiar with quakes, one does not get easily impressed. But since this was truly the first one I have felt, it was very exciting.