Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I Felt The Earth Move...

We had a nifty little earthquake here last night. I was sitting at my computer when I heard a sort of booming rumble and what sounded like the shade on one of my windows rattling. My first thought was an explosion, but a) the explosives range doesn't usually make a habit of testing at 11:00 PM, and b) the whole house then proceeded to shake in a very different way from the usual quick window-rattling of an explosion. The top of my computer desk actually vibrated for a few seconds, which was really fascinating to watch.

I know, I know, people in California are snickering at me right now for even considering this sort of thing newsworthy, but earthquakes are just unusual enough here to be exciting.

12 comments:

  1. We've had a few earthquakes out here since I moved, but I have yet to actually feel one.

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  2. We've had a handful of them since I've lived here, but I think this is only the second one that I've been really awake for and aware of. The first time I felt one, I was half-asleep and thought I'd dreamed it. I was very surprised to hear people talking about it the next day!

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  3. I was wondering if you felt it.

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  4. Did you get a tremble up there?

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  5. I'm just glad that it was a small one, whatever the case.

    With big ones you get property damage and that always means the possiblity that the property might be yours...

    Always a worry for use Californians!

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  6. Yeah, I don't think my insurance covers earthquakes...

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  7. I would be all shook about your insurance on covering.

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  8. Insurance gal butting in now :) Most homeowner's policies do not cover earthquake unless you have the endorsement. So except there not to be coverage unless you ask for it.

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  9. Wait a minute, the explosives range doesn't test at 11 p.m. anymore? Since when? Damn, you leave a place and it goes all to hell... ;)

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  10. They haven't seemed to in a while, at least that I've noticed, although it's possible I'm so used to it I don't even hear it any more. I think people complained. :)

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  11. People complained? But.. but.. Don't they know, you're at TECH! It's how things roll down there. Like putting dish soap and Jello in Centennial Fountain... Geesh, no respect for traditions... :)

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