Monday, March 14, 2005

My First Quake!

After almost eight months here, I've felt an earthquake. There have been quakes since I moved here, but none that I have ever felt. At least, that is, until last night. There was a quake in Palomar, about 18 miles away. It measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. If you don't know what that feels like, I'll try to give you a rough idea. If you've ever felt dynamite blasting, it's like that, only FAR in the distance. I felt and heard a very brief rumble. And then it was over. It was quieter and more brief than a ten pound bowling ball rolling down the lane. And that's not even considering hitting the pins. I wasn't convinced it was a quake. So, my wife went to the Geological Survey web page and said, "See!" So, she was right. It was a quake.