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EARTHQUAKE!

Just felt an earthquake. Two "jolts," not particularly violent, but enough to know that it definitely was an earthquake. Will update with more stats as soon as I have a chance to look them up.

ETA: Here it is. Magnitude 4.2; centered about eight miles away from our home:

http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/shake/ca/STORE/X40194055/ciim_display.html

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happy_potterer
Mar. 2nd, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
Wow. Didn't feel a thing.
here_be_dragons
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
Don't feel bad - we were only 8 miles away, and Connor felt nothing, either. :)
edda
Mar. 2nd, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD!!!

*bolts self to stablest object in room*
here_be_dragons
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
LOL! It wasn't that bad . . . although I did move to an arched doorway. Out of habit, more than anything else. :D
vysion_of_books
Mar. 2nd, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Amazing the power of the internet. Two friends, here_be_dragons and shendoah, both posted about having just experienced a 4.2 earthquake .

It's a small world after all.
here_be_dragons
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Power of the Internet
I was thinking something similar . . . since I happened to be online when I felt the quake, I went to the USGS website right away, and in less than five minutes, not only had the map for this earthquake been put up on their site, but there were already more than 1,000 reports! (Including my own). When I checked this afternoon, more than 20,000 people had made a report. Cool.
hedwig_snowy
Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Wow! The earth moved eh? Congrats! :)

Felt one before?

At least they don't have any natural events in PR to worry about...

*Miss Ray of Sunshine pops in to leave good tidings*

So, how's the packing coming along?
here_be_dragons
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
LOL! You know, I'd been worried about hurricanes . . . earthquakes don't really scare me (except that sometimes I obsess about them when driving over the San Mateo or Bay bridges), but hurricanes - ARGH! So, I've been sort of trying to get the right mindset to not be worried about the fact that we're going to be living on the edge of an itty bitty island which is on the edge of the big, wide ocean out of which HURRICANES COME. (And I really have to downplay this with Connor - he's genuinely frightened of hurricanes. Well, so am I, but I've lived through them before and can try and have some perspective. Still, I really don't want to live in a place right on the beach).

But, I figured that would be the only thing we have to worry about . . . but last night, when I was bopping around the USGS website, I noticed that, boy howdy, the eastern half of Puerto Rico gets a lot of EARTHQUAKES, too! Fun, fun, fun. :D

Packing? What is this "packing" of which you speak? There will be people who come to the house and do that for me, thanks be to heaven. I would never go ANYWHERE if I had to do that stuff myself! :D I am in the middle of separating out the stuff that's coming with us to Philadelphia, but that's the extent of what I'll have to do. :)
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here_be_dragons
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
Hee! Actually, it was kinda cool. I have to admit that I find earthquakes pretty exciting, rather than scary - I guess because I grew up with them in socal. I don't like the idea of big damage (and fortunately, this wasn't that kind of quake), but I really don't mind them.
syrinxkat
Mar. 2nd, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
I was watching the U of A/Cal game when it happened and they had to reset the clock because the Berkley Pavillion lurched! It was really cool seeing it happen live :) Especially w/ an arena full of people - you could certainly tell the locals from the out-of-towners.
here_be_dragons
Mar. 3rd, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
LOL! Could you actually see the building move? That is way cool.

Here, it really didn't feel very strong at all, but I'm hearing from a few others (even people who live further from the epicenter than I do), that it seemed pretty strong.
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