Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Shakin and a Rollin by the Bay!

Tonight we had a not so gentle reminder of the power of nature as we experienced a 5.6 earthquake. This was the largest since Loma Prieta, and the first our children have experienced. All is fine, I quickly grabbed 2 of my original pieces that I nearly have done for a collector.. then dove under my desk where my daughter was already huddled with her arms covering her head. I guess those earthquake drills at school really do work!

Here is a rather interesting link to the USGS which shows recent earthquake activity. You will see one large quake, and several after shocks.

I love California, but one can never be quite sure when the next earthquake will hit. I will be buying our earthquake preparedness kits tomorrow!!

God bless,

Kitty

5 comments:

TODAYSGOLD said...

OMG Kitty, I'm so sorry you & your precious family had to go through this 5.6 earthquake. Tomorrow check your walls inside & out for structural damage & cracks. We have been through so many earthquakes here in Southern California I've lost count.

But the worst earthquake for me was the 1994 Northridge earthquake, sections of the 14/5 interchange here collapsed, LA Police Officer Clarence Wayne Dean, unaware that the interchange had collapsed was killed attempting to use the overpass on his motorcycle just after the quake. The interchange was renamed after him upon reopening.

He was my best friend, but more than that he had asked me to marry him but I choose my Tommy.

Your earthquake was centered in Milpitas, CA near your City Hall, 11 km (7 miles) E (91 degrees)
San Jose. My other best friend lives in Milpitas & when you Blogged me I was emailing him a Halloween eCard.

Earthquakes scare the bejesus out of me now...

You are all in our prayers & please keep in touch. I say this with tears in my eyes...

Try to have a 'Safe & Non Shaky Halloween'. It will be a very spooky Halloween for you because you probably will experience many aftershocks.

Heartfelt Blessings Always, Lyndy

Holiday Queen said...

Mother nature is the ultimate mischief maker. Celebrate and be safe! Melissa

donna o. said...

That quake was the worst!!! Glad we're all okay!! Sheesh!
D.

vintagepaletteart said...

Kitty! I didn't know about your quake! Glad you are all safe!

Hugs! ~Nana

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