Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I Felt It
At the moment, it wasn't frightening. Then, as I flipped on the TV and started fishing for information on the computer, it sunk in. NEPA is no different than any other spot on the planet. We can get earthquakes.
A major reason for concern is our communications system. I was in the midst of a text thing with a friend, when service dropped out, and it stayed out for quite a while. Imagine if this was the big one.
I read where earthquakes are actually quite common around here, but most are too small to feel.
This is actually the second I've experienced. I was sitting in the WNEP newsroom on a weekend morning several years ago, when the windows shook for a brief moment. I didn't feel the earthquake, but I saw it.
Earthquakes are strange. I've always wondered what they felt like, yet I never wanted to be in the middle of one.
Now, I've had a taste, and that's more than enough.
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