Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Holy Crap! That 4.4 Quake Hit Hard!

Quake Info

A 4.4 quake just hit at 4:04 am. And boy did it hit hard for a 'little' quake.

It didn't last more than about 3 seconds, but it hit harder than any other quake I've felt in the 5 years that I've lived here. Here being the top, [4th] floor of a 40 year old apartment/condo complex. The kind with soft-story construction. i.e. parking garage for the bottom level. The same kind that pancaked in the Northridge quake.

This quake was just 5 or 6 miles from here, which is why it felt like something huge slammed into the side of the building. Small stuff was falling over, around me, in the living room. [Yeah, I was still awake at that hour.]

Quakes usually don't phase me, much. But with this one's wallop, my heart was pounding for a few minutes. Especially, after the devastating quakes Chile and Haiti went through in the past few weeks.

Ring of Fire, baby. It'll burn, burn, burn... someday.

I'm going to change my shorts, now.



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