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In my visits to and living in the west coast over the past five years, I've been through probably half a dozen small-to-middlin' earthquakes (the biggest I think was a 5.1). I've managed to sleep through or just not notice every single one of them, which has always irked me somewhat.

Last night I was woken up by what sure as hell felt like an earthquake - the bed was shaking rhythmically, maybe half an inch lateral movement, for about twenty seconds. After determining that nothing was falling over, I just gleefully rode it out and then went back to sleep.

This morning, I woke up and checked the USGS site. Nothing. I finally, finally get an earthquake that I actually notice, and it looks like I dreamed the whole fucking thing.

Grumble.

(And as a disclaimer, no, I'm not trolling for natural disasters here - I'm not sure I can explain why I have this bizarre urge to experience an earthquake. Yen for new experiences, maybe.)

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isomeme
Sep. 4th, 2003 11:01 am (UTC)
No need to explain; I used to look forward to earthquakes, too. Nothing like a thrill ride you can take without waiting in line. :)

Northridge tempered my quake enthusiasm quite a bit, though. I'd always known intellectually that a big enough quake could kill me, but Northridge made the point viscerally, which makes a huge difference. Now I get far more nervous than I used to when I feel that initial quiver.
fyfer
Sep. 4th, 2003 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ironically, today I experienced my second noticeable earthquake up in Berkeley (the first was some time this winter). It was only 3.9 - enough to knock over our Lego men but nothing more.
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