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Earthquake!

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed August 24th, 2011, 1:27 am

Didn't feel anything. Of course, I am on the opposite coast.
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Post by Telynor » Wed August 24th, 2011, 6:10 am

I was sitting here at my computer, and felt my chair bouncing around a bit, and thought it was the heavy construction outside (the town has finally decided that our road, goat track that it is, needs repair). Then I heard the news and breathed a big sigh of relief.

I can only imagine how nervewracking it must have been for the folks near the epicentre! And for the folks in NYC -- I'd've been in the middle of a panic attack if I had been in a high-rise, I fear.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed August 24th, 2011, 8:57 am

Just been reading about this in the paper, glad everyone is OK.

Loved Divia's dog and cat sleeping through it all, bless.
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Post by Misfit » Wed August 24th, 2011, 12:03 pm

Earthquakes are scary, especially when they are rare and come out of nowhere. You forget all the drop and cover lessons they teach you. Lol, after our Nisqually quake in 2001 (a pretty good tumbler), I still chuckle at the behavior of our brave salesmen who were upstairs having a meeting. Not all of us remember to get under a table and/or other more secure sight, these brave lads practically ran each other down trying to get down the stairs and outside. They never lived it down.

The worst part for me is not knowing what happened at home, I kept picturing things like the entertainment stand being knocked over and kittehs injured or dead. Power was spotty and traffic lights down and it took forever to get home. They were shook up, but otherwise fine thank goodness.

Glad to hear everyone is OK so far.
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Post by Brenna » Wed August 24th, 2011, 1:02 pm

My husband was outside and said he didn't feel a thing. I rushed home to Padfoot and he was curled up all snug in his crate. Obviously he slept through the whole thing as well. Everything seems to be fine although our local Department of Transportation was checking all of the bridges and whatnot yesterday just to make sure. All of the state offices were also evacuated but that was just precaution.
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Post by fljustice » Wed August 24th, 2011, 3:18 pm

I felt the tremor here in Brooklyn and thought I was having a seizure until I heard some things jiggling on my bookshelf. I heavy truck was going down the street and I thought maybe it was just traffic, but it went on too long. I called my husband, who works for CBS, immediately thinking he'd know whether it was an earthquake or not, but he was on the street going to lunch and hadn't felt a thing! But he did say lots of folks were leaving the buildings in Manhattan and milling on the sidewalks. Scary, weird, but ultimately not a big deal up here. It does make for fun dinner conversation. "Where were you when the great quake of '11 hit?"

BTW, my cats were awake, but not upset at all. Maybe the pet "early warning system" only works closer to the epicenter.
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Post by LoobyG » Wed August 24th, 2011, 4:52 pm

I hope everyone (and their pets :D ) are safe and sound.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed August 24th, 2011, 5:40 pm

I was trapped in my bed when the Nisqually quake hit, I couldn't get out of it cause of all the shaking, I had been asleep, and I remember screaming for my mom who was in the living room with the couch pillows over her head. Very scary.

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