Tuesday, October 30, 2007

That Wasn't An Earthquake

That wasn't an earthquake.

Now this, this was an earthquake. Though it seemed like the former lasted longer. 1.5 on the Richter scale makes a world of difference, though. Coincidentally, I was napping during both of them and maybe the solution is for me to not sleep ; )

8 Comments:

Blogger is that so wrong? said...

I do much remember the Loma Prieta quake.... my house was a mere ten miles from the epicenter. We lost our chimney, and I remember the contents of our refrigerator were thrust about onto the kitchen floor.

Wed Oct 31, 10:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

ITSW,

This one rolled, and rolled, and rolled. The other reason why this wasn't Loma Prieta in scale was that about twenty percent of the people I talked to, didn't feel it.

'89 was a mess and has ruined traffic in San Francisco for the rest of eternity, though it has improved the Embarcadero.

Channel 4 is in want of real news, because they keep bring up aftershocks that none of up here can feel.

Wed Oct 31, 04:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger chelene said...

I know this is wrong, but just once I would like to experience a small quake. I can't imagine what it's like. We had a very tiny one here once but I slept though it.

Obviously, there is a sleep/earthquake connection.

Wed Oct 31, 07:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Chelene,

It's simple enough. Put your bed or your room on a series of three separate hydraulic pistons have them move in an undulating pattern.

It is rare that we get the quakes that feel like explosions or the jittery up and down effect of movies. It's all good until the ceiling or windows sound like a wooden ship or a tree about to snap like on TV.

Wed Oct 31, 10:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

I'll have to blog about the Northridge quake some time. It was intense, but thank God it happened at 4:00 in the morning before commuters were on the road.

Thu Nov 01, 05:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Coaster,

The Northridge was a nasty piece of business and I can tell you are not an Angeleno simply because you will talk about it.

Thu Nov 01, 07:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger jewgirl said...

As long as you're ok, that's all that matters. Earthquakes FREAK ME OUT. Every time I feel one, I scream. My neighbors hate me.

Fri Nov 02, 08:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Katie-lah,

Other than stuff falling off the shelves in the South Bay, we are all okay.

You've been out here long enough, that you should be used to earthquakes by now and most are no worse than living by an el. The Missus is used to them and she's from your neck of the woods ; )

Fri Nov 02, 08:30:00 AM PDT  

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