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05 September 2008 @ 09:04 pm
Earthyquake! :O  
Earthyquake just went down.

It's true; I felt it.  Little one, though; didn't even knock my empty water bottle over...

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST, FOLKS.

...I was a bit concerned when things started shuddering, though, since apparently we're due for a huge-as-hell one sometime in the next decade or two, and the odds of it being on the fault that runs pretty much straight through my school are one in three.

We had a little tiny one last year, too.  Wtf, California?  Why are you strike-slipping and whatnot? D:
 
 
 
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Marmmarmaladefever on September 6th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
I think I felt the one last year. Freaked me out. Thought I suddenly had a massage bed.

I've never felt an earthquake at home, though.
Vitamin Ctierfal on September 6th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Seems like we get one just about every year 'round here... Maybe a little less at home, in my case. But yeah, we California kids are hardcore like that. XD
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Vitamin Ctierfal on September 6th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Attic-thing could be very dramatic! XD I was on the sixth floor of my dorm last year when we had one, and I was a bit unsettled...

And yeah, I think having a nuclear power station would make anybody a wee bit nervous! D:

I've slept through more earthquakes than I can count by now... XD I think that's the best kind. XD
richelle2972richelle2972 on September 6th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
The one last year was soooo scary! It shook my entire building and ours is only three stories. Swigg is 10 stories and they evacuated it. I'm super paranoid about earthquakes now and always freak out when I think I've felt one. XP Half the time no one believes me when I say I've felt one, but I DO feel them! I just happen to feel a lot of them...I'm not crazy I swear.
Vitamin Ctierfal on September 6th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Well, if you trust the map on the site I linked to, it looks like there are little ones everywhere practically all the time... So I believe you. ;)

Really, though, don't worry too much -- after Loma Prieta, everything is adjusted to such stringent standards that almost invariably, everything's okay, even when they're a little stronger. :)

Plus, as my roommates and I were discussing when Gustav was rumbling towards New Orleans and Frances had been evacuated from Tulane, while earthquakes are less predictable than hurricanes, we're pretty sure we prefer them. x)