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My Sympathies to the East Coast - Earthquakes Happen

My Sympathies to the East Coast - Earthquakes Happen.

Sincerely, I feel for those on the East coast rattled this morning by a shallow 5.9 earthquake. Now living in California where faults are plentiful, I can remember my first experience with one as a transplant from Illinois to Upland, Ca. Coffee cups rattled across a glass topped table and things started to vibrate. The sense of disorientation and confusion was amazing. even my friends in the west will remember the Whittier Narrows Quake in the late 80s, just as my Virginia Rainmaking friends are probably felt earlier. Now that it is over, you all can look back on it and share the experiences.

By the way, the description "shallow" is not to minimize anything. Shallow quakes seem to have a different movement pattern, that's all.... but then you will learn much more from the news as the day goes on.

The serious side - Be prepared for the unexpected. Got a CERT Class in your area? Might be advisable to look into that.

 

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Comment balloon 7 commentsBrad Rachielles • August 23 2011 03:33PM

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Brad.  It was my first.  What an experience.

You wrote:  The sense of disorientation and confusion was amazing.

You are spot on.  I thought I was having a stroke.  In fact, I've been expecting a stroke, not an earthquake.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 6 years ago

 

Brad- Very timely post- Thanks for your sympathies-  it felt like we are on a ride at the amusement park and left me feeling light headed.  Now we are bracing for  hurricane Irene.  But seriously its a wakeup call for all of us to get prepared.  Have a great day. 

Posted by Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales (Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York) about 6 years ago

Your sympathy is nice.... As we brace ourselves for Irene (the track is headed straight for us), the last thing we expected right now was a dang earthquake.   It is good to be prepared for anything I guess.  What's next, Blizzards, Dust storms.... I don't know how much more I can take right now! 

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) about 6 years ago

Amy.  We don't have Locusts yet.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Lenn - Read your reply on my cell phone and wish I had had your number. May still try to call, but it is something that leaves one disoriented and wondering "what do I do now"?  Run? Hide? what just happened?

I was lucky to have an experienced "Quake rider" with me at the hotel. His first thought was his wife just miles away. Then his thought was about injuries of those in the immediate area. Then about transportation. TRANSPORTATION????? Yup... Are any of the roadways broken up and no longer passable? What about bridges? Still there and safe? That was a real education for me.

Michele - No "E" ticket required. That ride was free.   :-)

Amy - Will be thinking about you with Irene approaching. I AM serious about preparedness. Give the Red Cross a call for a list of what you should have. Then, learn where the Ham radio operators live in your neighborhood... just in case.

Lenn - YOU have a great sense of humor - love it!

 

Posted by Brad Rachielles, REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA (CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453) about 6 years ago

Brad - so very true and so kind of you to share your "Rock n Roll" experience with the uninitiated. I've been through them...years spend in Alaska, and we get them here in the Pacific Northwest too from time to time. But, regardless, there's always an odd sensation that follows. You've captured it perfectly.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 6 years ago

Debb, Was fortunate that my five or so years in Kirkland/Belleview, Wa were all without incident. Had Forgotten that AK was also subject to the "Ring of Fire" shakes.

PS - Very happy to have had you stop by. Your Recent posts have been especially interesting. Thanks for your series! Well Done. Video is definitely next!

Posted by Brad Rachielles, REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA (CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453) about 6 years ago

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