Thursday, February 21, 2008

Shake, Rattle, & Roll!

All the "buzz" this morning is the 6.3 earthquake that residents in Nevada felt this morning--and the those that felt the tremor East of the epicenter. I felt it, too! I was actually just waking up. Wyatt had come in to tell me he had to go potty, so I groggily cracked open one eye long enough to tell him "Good boy--go in and go!" Then my eye slammed closed again and I tried to motivate myself to get vertical. What seems like what may have been a minute or two later I thought I could feel my bed shaking, but I was so tired I wasn't sure. In fact, I was kind of annoyed because it was such a tiny motion I thought that the kids were trying to be funny by wiggling my mattress. When I opened my eyes and saw that I was alone in my bedroom, my next thought was that I must be dizzy. I closed my eyes tight trying to make the "dizziness" go away and after a few seconds it did. "Weird", I thought. Then I rolled over and grabbed the remote for the stereo and immediately after turning it on, reports of the earthquake tremors sounded across the airwaves. 2-and-2 came together and I realized what it was I had experienced exactly. WOW!
From what I understand they are still assessing the damage in Wells. Of course what I felt was nearly nothing. I can't imagine what it would be like to be in the epicenter. Prayers go out to them and hopefully there were not serious injuries or fatalities.
Have you ever experienced a major shakedown? Tell me about it!


Annie said...

I basically had the same experience. I woke up thinking 'I must be crazy it feels like the bed is shaking.' Chris called me later and asked if I had felt the quake. The good thing...I'm not crazy!

Luke&Jen said...

This morning Luke and I were standing in the kitchen and the house started shaking. We just looked at each other and I said, "Was that an earthquake?" Luke immediately got on the USGS website and confirmed that it was!

I am Chree-uz said...

Hey it looks as though everyone is in this bloggish realm! (This is Chris Kirkham, Cassidy's hot lover)

I didn't notice the tremor this morning, but friends told me about it at school.
My big earthquake story is in Japan. If you've ever seen a picture of the "ring of fire" where earthquakes occur most? Yeah, Japan is in ALL RED. Anyway, me and my Japanese companion were still asleep early one morning on the fourth floor of our building, when we started shaking big time. I remember looking up to our lamp swaying and my comp yelling "It's an earthquake!" So we jumped under our table and rode it out like cowboys. It was pretty big, but I went right back to sleep while the comp started getting ready. Ten minutes later there was an after shock and he yelled "It's here again!" Haha! It was funny. Anyway...ahem.

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