“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Feel the Earth Move

So um yeah, that was my first earthquake - interesting.

I happened to be in the D.C. area at the time - I thought at first it was one of the Metro trains going by, but then realized that no it was the whole place, right about the time several of the other cops there all had the same moment of "Ummm that's an earthquake."

Fortunately all the family & friends safe and sound. Not sure how you left coast people deal with them all the time.

Oh - and we're expecting a hurricane this weekend. Any other natural disasters I need to pack a bag for?


North said...

...cats and dogs living together...

Unknown said...

Maybe the earthquake was a precursor to a volcanic eruption?

HaHa! WV: feerco

joated said...

Well, winter is just around the corner. Bound to be a blizzard--or two.

Jeff said...

Years ago when I was young and not just young at heart we had an earthquake that flattened one of our country towns as well as causing some minor damage in the city near where we lived. I was away at a weekend camp with the Boys Brigade and it all seemed quite an adventure as the building we were in(which was up on stilts) rocked back and forth. We kids were surprised to see our parents turn up early to collect us with mixed looks of concern and relief. The next night there was an aftershock and my mother had us all in our dressing gowns and out on the back lawn waiting for it to pass. To this day I cannot remember getting out of bed let alone an aftershock.
The moral of this long winded story is for any natural disaster there is no need to pack a bag just, if possible, keep your mother close and you will be able to carry out any survival training in your sleep.

DaddyBear said...

My money's on rains of frogs or maybe a plague of locusts. But then, Congress isn't in session, so it's probably going to be the frogs.

Gothelittle Rose said...

I'm lucky. My area basically sits on bedrock. I didn't feel a thing, and nothing rattled or fell.

People further away from D.C. than me felt it, though!

As for which disasters to pack for?

Basically, whenever you see precipitation approaching on the radar map, check its motion. If it spins, panic. :D

It's Turtles All the Way Down said...


Gladorn said...

I spent the first few minutes of the earthquake trying to figure out what it was. Thought it might be the laundry machine. Nope. Living close to the airport/military bases/hospitals my second assumption was that it might be a low flying helicopter. Nope.

While outside, I noted that it was the house that was shaking all on it's own. o_O Yeah, time for us to evacuate the house and stand outside "just in case."

My 4 month old daughter had responded appropriately by grabbing her toes and riding the earthquake out.

Wandering Soul said...

We've had some crazy weather on the East Coast lately.
I remember my first earthquake while living in Alaska. Thought it was the guy behind me shaking my chair during church until the entire building began to shake! The first time was pretty scary.