Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rock 'n' Roll !!! [aka: Shake 'n' Bake!!!]

5.4 on the Richter Scale + On the top floor of a 40 year old apartment building = Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!

http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/shake/ca/index.html for recent earthquake info. Preliminary data indicates it was about 8 miles underground in Chino Hills. That's only 25 miles from here.

Seemed like it lasted for a very long 10-15 seconds. Trust me, it really does feel like a long time when you're in it. If you don't agree, then you've never been in one that was 5.0 or stronger.

I've lived all over the the States, and to my friends and family from the Midwest that say they'd rather deal with a tornado vs. an earthquake... you can have 'em! I've only been through a couple tornado warnings/watches, but while an earthquake affects millions at the same time, it usually does little to no damage. But a tornado... they absolutely rip buildings and lives to pieces when they hit populated areas. I'll stick with the earthquakes, thankyouverymuch.



At Tue Sep 30, 09:35:00 PM PDT, Blogger Shannon A said...

Met you at Ralphs today. Like your blog - you should post more! Agree with you on tornados, too. My husband's from MN, and he concurs! Good luck in China!


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