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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.

Date: 2011-09-09 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katsheswims.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 2011-09-09 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
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!

Date: 2011-09-10 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nwspaprtaxis.livejournal.com
You're right. The quake was in VA about three weeks ago... and trust me, baby, I felt it because I was maybe 70 miles from the epicenter. But honestly, I didn't even freak out or anything. I was totally all "Wow. So either that was construction, a big truck, or the subway..." and then when it didn't stop, I calmly followed the freaking-out people outside going "Oh, okay, it seems like it stopped... can we go back in now?" :P

Date: 2011-09-10 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katsheswims.livejournal.com
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...

Date: 2011-09-10 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nwspaprtaxis.livejournal.com
I was pretty close and didn't think it was anything much... *shrugs*

Date: 2011-09-10 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenz-cdnwildone.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 2011-09-10 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 2011-09-10 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vodou-blue.livejournal.com
Yeah, not dying in earthquake = good.

Date: 2011-09-10 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
That's what I figure - which means every day of my life so far has been a good day. :)

I experienced one ... but I didn't know...!

Date: 2011-09-11 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harsens-rob.livejournal.com
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!

Re: I experienced one ... but I didn't know...!

Date: 2011-09-11 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
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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