All Shook Up

Ooh la la, we had an earthquake here (and beyond) this afternoon.  Thankfully our offices held up and there were no injuries.  At home, one hat fell off a shelf; pretty good for a magnitude of 5 or 5.5, I’d say.  Teenage son tried to convince me that the state of his bedroom was caused by the quake, but you have to get up pretty early to pull the wool over my eyes, and he’s not a morning person. 🙂

5 thoughts on “All Shook Up

  1. So glad all is well…We had tremors here about a year ago. It was about 4:00 a.m. Made walking down the hall a little difficult and it was only about a 4.5. Wishing you well!! Cathy

  2. Holy mackerel –I’m so glad you’re ok and that it all wasn’t worse.

    With oil trucks and trains and planes passing often, with a bridge seam which metal lawnmower/snowmobile-hauling trailers hit much like Godzilla would, and with living amid/under so many door-slammers, bed-divers, ball-throwers and a wobbly washing machine, you’d think I would never know when an earthquake struck here –but we’ve had two (overall little) shakings in recent years. It’s a little unnerving when the earth itself acts up! I hope it calms down–let’s all pool our Tums..

  3. We felt it here in Windsor. I was in the parish office about 1:45 when three people down the hall called out and asked if I felt that. I was standing about 35 feet away but felt nothing. Cycling home, roughly 20 min later I went past City Hall to see the whole building had been evacuated.

  4. Your son’s remark was a nice try! The Loma Prieta earthquake near San Francisco was blamed on my very hyperactive son — friends from Washington DC from where we had just moved called to ask if Doah had been the epicenter! We get 5-level earthquakes here quite frequently. Actually, that is good. We live on an active fault, and if there were no release of pressure, we would get something much worse! Glad all that got shaken up at your place was one hat.

  5. Thanks, all. After looking around a bit more afterwards, I found a few other things, like books that had fallen off endtables, drawers that had opened, pictures and knick-knacks askew, but all in all, not too bad, considering. Saw one poor farmer on t.v. on the Quebec side where one whole area of his acreage had completely shifted, and sunk, and his barn moved way across the fields. Whew.

    Elizabeth, we’re on a fault too. But I never heard that before about the release of pressure or there’d be something much worse. Boy, can I relate to that! Good ‘ol Mama Earth. So divinely feminine. 🙂

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