3.26.2008

Earthquake

About 15 minutes ago we felt an earthquake! To be honest, I kind of freaked out! I was sitting here on the computer typing and email, and Brad was out watching TV. I jumped up and was like, "Braaaaad?!?!" He just goes, "It was an earthquake." (As if I didn't know that!) Then he went upstairs to check on the kiddos. As he's doing that I have thoughts running through my head like, "We don't have enough food storage! We don't have a plan! etc. etc. etc." You know, your basic panic-type thoughts. So, I did a little search on google for Southern California earthquakes to try to find out where this earthquake occured. Here's a link for the info I found: http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs/Quakes/ci14358316.html

The last earthquake I remember feeling was when I was staying at my grandparents' condo in San Clemente back in the summer of 1992. It was late afternoon/early evening and I was taking a nap. I remember feeling the bed moving and woke up and was totally disoriented and then realized what was happening. I kind of freaked out then too! That earthquake actually scared me...mainly because it was the first one I'd ever felt, and because I was only 14 years old.

It's funny that this happened tonight because Jakob has been asking me lately what it feels like to be in an earthquake...and he was asleep so he didn't get to feel it!! He'll be so bummed when I tell him about it tomorrow morning.

Well, I don't know if any of you (who live here in socal) felt it, but if you did, what was your reaction?

5 comments:

Stratton Family said...

Hey Shari. I looked on Vanessa's site and saw your blog! Your boys are getting so big! Your baby is darling! Baby #3 is due in 2 weeks! I remember feeling my first earthquake when we lived in CA. It knocked some things off shelves. It freaked me out!

The Kikuchi's said...

Scary!!! We had one last year and it freaked me out!!!

The Kikuchi's said...

At least all of you were home! That is a blessing because even without kids I always worry about what Trav and I would do if we were apart during something like that! Now THAT would be scary!

Photography by Evaly said...

I had the same reaction as you did-food storage, 72 hour kits, water barrels, etc. I guess I should get going on that...

Deb said...

That is one thing I do not miss about Cali. I hate earthquakes! I would freak out too. Auh scary!!!