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Apparently there was just an earthquake

This is news to me.

It was supposedly felt in Vancouver, but it must have been very weak, because I didn't notice. 

The epicentre of the quake was actually on the other side of Vancouver Island (in the ocean), so it was a fair distance away from us here in Vancouver. Hopefully the people on the Island are all ok.

Anyway, um, I guess I'm glad it wasn't "The Big One" that they've been saying is going to kill us all or something any day now.

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katsheswims
Sep. 9th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Good thing it wasn't that one!

You know when the east coast (US-I think it originated in Virginia?) had an earthquake a couple weeks ago it was supposed to be felt where I am and I felt nothing-though other people claimed they did. Strange.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 9th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
The only earthquake I ever felt was a very small one a little less than 10 years ago, when I was living in Ontario. I just remember waking up in the middle of the night and thinking, "either a huge truck just went by, my upstairs neighbour fell out of bed, or that was an earthquake."

And then I went back to sleep. :P

I am very grateful that that has been my only experience with earthquakes. I'd be quite happy if that was as bad as it ever got!
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katsheswims
Sep. 10th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess I was too far away (in NY) and didn't feel it, even though the news reported our area feeling it and some people I know said they felt it. I don't know why I didn't notice...
jenz_cdnwildone
Sep. 10th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Heard about it was gonna call u, check in w/ u and your sis, but they said it was pretty mild.. a 6.4 .. wowz I hope nothing happens to vancouver or the surrounding Islands. I'm sue it's some serge/trigger from some point that pushes out esp: along the flaut line. Glad all's ok Mass hugs ... x0x J.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
Thanks :)

My sis and her boy are a bit concerned that it's going to trigger "the big one" - but I'm not too worried. There's no point in worrying about something that you can't control.
vodou_blue
Sep. 10th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, not dying in earthquake = good.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
That's what I figure - which means every day of my life so far has been a good day. :)
harsens_rob
Sep. 11th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
I experienced one ... but I didn't know...!
I was actually in Southern Illinois at college. I was on the pay phone with by brother (3-years younger, but it might as well be 10 years, since we can't be in the same room more than 3 hours before fighting).

Anyway, my college was built on mine shafts... I thought that a shaft had collapsed and I told my 'bro' that I thought a collapse was happening.

There was no damage, and the quake was actually in MO., but no one knew that the Midwest could actually have EQ.

We just assumed this happened in CA, or other parts of the world. I told my bother... "I think we're having an earthquake right now!"

I don't think he believed me. I don't blame him, as I didn't quite believe it, even as I felt myself "shaking" back & forth on my feet!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 11th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
Re: I experienced one ... but I didn't know...!
Yes, growing up earthquakes were always things that happened in other parts of the world - that was before I moved out to BC, now I have to prepare for the possibility that the world could crumble at any time!

I'd say that I wish I had felt a bigger once in my life - but really, when I think about it, I'm quite glad that I haven't!
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