[Homestead] Shake, rattle and roll

Gene GeRue genegerue at ruralize.com
Fri Apr 18 15:29:39 EDT 2008

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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