Friday, May 13, 2011

Now that was an Adventure!

So, that was exciting!  Tonight about quarter to 5 our time, we experienced a full on earthquake.  Like 6.0 earthquake at the epicenter.  Which apparently, according to the Richter scale is classified as strong.  It didn't last very long.  Maybe 30 seconds.  But boy it was different!  Our neighbors came to check on us, which was very sweet of them.  Everything was fine.  My little art guy feel over in the kitchen and the hanging fruit basket in the laundry room swung around, but other than that, we really were fine.  By the time we realized what was happening it was over. 

Being from the land that nothing ever happens in (no earthquakes, hurricanes, poisonous snakes, alligators, fire ants, etc.) this was a new experience for us. I had to look up the whole Richter scale thing.  Our neighbor said that the heavy rains this time of year sometimes cause tremors.  He even called this tremor season.  Brings to mind that silly movie that always seems to be on cable.  Anyway, not sure how much scientific fact there is to his comment, but interesting none the less.

All of this did prompt us to look up the Red Cross information about earthquakes.  I have been meaning to do that, but just hadn't gotten to it yet.  Turns out you stay inside the house if you are already in there.  And the whole thing about the door frames being safer, nope.  Apparently a large sturdy piece of furniture is a better option.  Want to know more?  Here's the link to the Red Cross information.

So anyway, that was the big excitement for the day.  Or maybe the week! 

1 comment:

  1. exciting day for you guys. glad to hear you're all ok. and interesting about the door frame thing...haha..that's where i always went in cali.


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