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02 July 2007 @ 12:59 pm
Earthquake!! Chair rolled. Heart beating very fast. In the high 4's I think.

Later: No magnitude yet, but it was close, on the San Andreas about ten minutes from here.

And: it was a 4.3 -- felt stronger because it was close and shallow.

Now to decide if I want to go up to the loft as I usually do for lunch. I work in a three story unreinforced cinderblock warehouse, and if this was a foreshock, I don't want to be upstairs with no protection.

dejladejla on July 2nd, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear! That's terrifying. I hope you don't have too many aftershocks! Take care of yourself and let us know what's happening.
Ithithildyn on July 2nd, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
Seems that was it [knocks wood] It got just bad enough that I was pondering leaping under the desk :)
endaewenendaewen on July 2nd, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)

Have there been any more?
Ithithildyn on July 2nd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
Nothing I've felt so far.
Racheldragon_within on July 2nd, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yikes! How scary! I hope that you're okay! *hugs*
Ithithildyn on July 2nd, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yep, we're fine. Anything that was bad would mean no internet access, so if I can post about it, all is well :)
Racheldragon_within on July 3rd, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Ah, of course. :D We have to deal with hurricanes here, rather than earthquakes. :)
Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on July 2nd, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
I hope you were careful and are safe.
Ithithildyn on July 2nd, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
It's always those few seconds when you don't know if it's just a normal small quake, or is the beginning of another Loma Prieta. The anticipation is the worst part!
Nessa/Kellinessa5 on July 2nd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
you can tell who's lived in Calif. for a long time.
We start taking bets on the maganatude almost as soon as the shaking stops.
Didn't feel anything here in Anaheim.
Glad you are okay.
Mother Nature just likes to keep us on our toes.
Mischief: PWLightsem_kellesvig on July 3rd, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Glad you're okay. ((hugs))
dracschick: Dracula_fangs_exposeddracschick on July 3rd, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
glad you're OK.......
stay safe,
Roberta: Bridgerobi_travels on July 3rd, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Glad it turned out okay. Stay safe.

spiffikinsspiffikins on July 4th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
We didn't feel anything in Scotts Valley today.

The big thing we all do after an earthquake is go to the USGIS site and report "Did you feel it?" :)