Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earthquake!

Wow! A 2.9 earthquake just hit underneath us, I mean right underneath us! 

I know, that is not very big but we definitely felt it. I immediately said it was an earthquake (I was sitting at the computer with Miss M.) but then funnily enough we didn't do anything! I guess you're supposed to run outside but of course it always takes you by surprise and this one was a small one so by the time you're thinking all that it is gone again.

Oh boy, am I rambling or what???!  <wink> I think it is time for my morning coffee...

PS They had been writing about all the micro quakes that have been going on in Western Washington this week and I think this was one of the bigger ones in that series. Hopefully no more...

Here is a little excerpt from King 5: "Western Washington has experienced dozens of earthquakes so far this week, seismographic measurements show.

But nearly all of them have been too small for most people to notice. But the swarm of quakes, coupled with a series of large earthquakes throughout the Pacific rim's "Ring of Fire," has scientists wondering if the Pacific Northwest is in store for a large one of its own.

As of 5 p.m. PT Thursday, eight quakes were recorded in Washington state, ranging from less than a magnitude one to a 2.6 (big enough for that some people could have felt it)."

12 comments:

  1. Ik bedoel wwwooowww zonder b

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  2. Wow! Is that that first earthquake you've felt?

    I experienced several earthquakes in my 56 years in Los Angeles. There was even one in 2008 when I went home for a visit :~)

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    1. No, it wasn't my first one. We had one close to a 4 a couple of years ago. I know these guys are just peanuts compared to the California ones, but since I come from a country where there are no earthquakes at all (or just about) this is still extremely exciting for me! ;-)

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  3. Your first is always a big deal.....I love your finished blouse!

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  4. OMG! I hope you're all OK. What excitement for the weekend.

    'helloooooo!' in return.

    Nina x

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  5. Jee, spannend zeg!! Voor ons Hollanders natuurlijk heel erg gek om mee te maken, want water, daar zijn we wel aan gewend, maar aardbevingen die kennen wij niet echt...!

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  6. In 1999 when we were in Turkey, there was a 5,2 earthquake!
    I will never forget it!
    Kram, Monica

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    1. Wow Monica, a 5.2 is HUGE! Scary stuff...

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  7. I find earthquakes/tremors fascinating. I studied them during my time at University. I have felt a few tremors where I live and in Manchester we had a swarm of them several years ago which was far out!

    sam x

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    1. Me too! (I studied Geology via the Open University in '95 or so and came to Reading for a week of Science labs etc) :-)

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  8. We don't get them here but hubby and I woke up during one in Cairo and were so exhausted we went back to sleep. Such a surreal experience!

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