I feel the earth move ..


We had a little earthquake this morning – nothing major of course – but it’s my first earthquake in a long long time. It was actually sort of fun, just on the basis of nostalgia, and that fact that it was so small. In this house, we rate earthquakes by whether they’re strong enough to make the grandfather clock stop running (it must be at least a magnitude 5, if it’s further than 20 miles away), this was no clock-stopper, thankfully! Officially it was only 4.5 centered near Lake Elsinore, so in our neck of the woods it was just a brief and slightly entertaining little ride.

2 comments:

Pacian said...

I've never been in an earthquake. I imagine it's like sitting on a chair with one leg shorter than the others without realising it.

Only it lasts for longer.

LuluBunny said...

Hi Pacian,

It depends on how big it is. Sometimes it's a barely noticeable wave-like sensation (a bit like your wobbly chair analogy), sometimes it's more like a 4 year old is jumping up and down on your bed.

One weekend morning while working as an au pair in Ireland I awoke - all bleary eyed - to what I thought, for a moment, was an earthquake. It took a split second for me to realize where I was, and that it was in fact one of my little monsters - I mean charges - deciding I didn't need to sleep in on my day "off", lol ;)

I've only been alive, and in California, for two really bad quakes - both of which felt a lot like King Kong had just picked up the house and thrown it back down again. Those are the kind that send you scurrying for the door jambs, where you brace yourself and wait, while you listen to the melody of distant car alarms, and the not so distant breaking of the family china.

Ah, the joys of living in California, lol ;)

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