Friday, January 30, 2009

5:25 am.

The time that I was woken up this morning by my bed swaying and nicknack's rattling on the shelves. I turned on the news right away, and after a few minutes they were reporting an earthquake, just what I had thought. It was a 4.6 magnitude, which is a significant quake. It was located several miles north west of Seattle, in the Kingston area. I don't remember feeling one since February of 2001 when it was the big one. I still remember that day as I was presenting in class and it was right in the middle of my presentation. Earthquakes are a pretty scary thing as they could be the prelude to something more. They say that we have them all the time and have had several small ones in the past week, but they are usually too small to be felt. This mornings quake lasted about 10 seconds for me and that was 10 seconds too long!


Heather said...

Yikes! I do not like that feeling! Glad you're okay!