[Homestead] Shake, rattle and roll
VAN DELL JORDAN
vdjor at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 18 16:43:41 EDT 2008
The quake woke up my son and d.i.l. We are about 310
road miles from the epicenter.
Some predictions are that a major one at New Madrid
could be worse than anything we've ever seen in Cal.
Soft ground would cause it to spread much further to a
dozen or so major cities that are not build for
--- Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
> On Apr 18, 2008, at 1:03 PM, Marie McHarry wrote:
> > This one woke me up. My first thought was to
> wonder how the guard dog
> > got under the bed to make it shake so. Then, of
> course, I realized it
> > was a quake. There seemed to be three shocks
> during the first quake.
> Being awakened by one is for sure disconcerting. The
> Northridge quake
> damned near threw me completely out of bed. I tried
> to go down the
> hall and bounced from one wall to the other. We were
> in Redondo Beach,
> much too close to the epicenter. I was surprised
> more buildings did
> not fall.
> Biggest thrill from a quake was Camp Zama, Japan,
> 1956. I was standing
> on a drafting stool working on a huge wall map. The
> guys said I did a
> good imitation of Elvis doing a hula hoop.
> We can only hope that the New Madrid does not come
> apart during our
> lives. Be prepared.
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