Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Well, that was interesting

5.6 earthquake tonight, about 10 miles NNE from where I live. It was only (they're saying) 5 miles down, which means you feel it more. First, the big shaking jolt, and then rolling waves that went on forever, or so it felt. All told, about a minute, and no damage here at our place, unless you count a very scared Pandora who took about an hour to peek out from under her safe place under the couch.

You know, it felt like the Loma Prieta in '89. Funny, I was just talking with friends at work this afternoon about my bridge phobia, and how that's directly related to earthquakes, and how we haven't had a "good" one in a while. Eerie.


  1. I'm glad you're ok and there was no damage.

    I used to have a bridge phobia even without ever experiencing an earthquake. Most of my nightmares as a kid involved bridges.

  2. Thanks. It was surprisingly scary for only a 5.6. Normally I scoff at anything under 6 :) but it was pretty freaky how long it lasted and how it felt like I was standing on the deck of a ship. I've lived here 23 years so earthquakes don't phase me, but this did.

  3. I lived in N. CA as a kid and remember being home alone after school that day in '89. I can still picture the water in our swimming pool sloshing back and forth real high after it was over. Some scary crap.