August 23, 2011


The desk, the floor, the chair shaking. Could not figure out what it was for the life of me. Amazing we felt the tremors in NY, so far from the source.

1 comment:

WOL said...

Earthquakes are "moving experiences" if you'll pardon the pun. I've been in two "minor" ones; one near Monterrey CA in the 1970s and one in 1992 in the town in Tx where I live now. The CA one hit during the night, and the TX one hit around 5 a.m. Both of them woke me up out of a sound sleep and had me sitting up in bed. I attribute that to having been in the F4 and F5 tornadoes that hit my home town on May 11, 1970. That rumbling noise like a train going over a bridge will get my complete attention in a proverbial "New York minute." Of course, once I was awake, I realized that the noise had stopped and there was no storm noise. After being in a tornado, minor earthquakes are kind of anticlimactic. The one in CA broke the water main, and I had to brush my teeth with Sprite -- which kind of defeats the purpose.