Sunday, May 17, 2009


YOW....just had a 5.0 a few miles from here. REALLY shook stuff up, knocked a few things off my shelves, but no damage I can see. Checked the building, and all seems broken glass or anything. The phones are still out (par for the course), but I emailed my son and girlfriend, and they're OK.
This is the fourth big bump I've been through since I moved out to SoCal in 1980, and the first time it rattled *me*!


  1. Still waiting for the Big One here in the south too.

    Many folks don't realize that Georgia sits on a fault line.

    Nonetheless,glad to hear most everything is okay.

  2. Thanks, guys! The first hit was a real jolt....just about knocked me out of my chair! This was stronger here than the Northridge quake in 1994, but then it was a whole lot closer.

  3. Glad you're okay! Those are NOT fun...

  4. I am glad to hear you are ok. We had a little one here in Indiana.

  5. I remember back in 1971 when I lived in Northern Illinois we had a small one. About 3 on the Richter scale, IIRC.
    Scared the daylights out of everybody.
    Wonder what my friends 'back home' would have done Sunday night when this one jolted us back to reality.


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