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10 November 2012 @ 07:32 pm
Shake, Rattle and Roll  

So we got to experience an earthquake today. It measured 4.5 on the Richter Scale. The apartment building where I live shook and swayed for about 15-20 seconds. The epicenter was in Kentucky. Nothing broke and there wasn't any damage.

If I lived in California, this might not have been a big deal, but I don't. I live in West Virginia along the Ohio River where our natural disasters tend toward flooding.

Strangely enough, this is the second tremor this year. The first one was in March.

Although it wasn't a big one, it gives me a small insight to how the folks in California must feel. I don't envy them. It's disconcerting to a certain extent. We are not supposed to have earthquakes. That's a West Coast thing.

Just makes me wonder what's next on Mother Nature's mind what with hurricanes in New York and earthquakes in West Virginia...

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angelita26angelita26 on November 12th, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)
You live in West Virginia? That's awesome. I'm from WV and went to college on the Ohio River.

I lived in LA for almost seven years and went through a few small quakes and one (others would say minor but it felt much bigger/scarier at the time) other one. Eventually, you get used to the small ones, but the first few I felt had me freaked out. And I knew to expect them, so *hugs* to you for going through them in WV.