Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

My First Earthquake

Hehe, that title sounds like a kids toy: My First Earthquake™, now with more death and destruction! At any rate, here’s the info from the USGS. It was a 3.9 so apparently not that strong. The center was less than a mile from my place. Basically it went like this: First I thought there was either a really large truck outside or someone was moving furniture upstairs (which shouldn’t happen as the folks up there are out of town and I’m watching their place). That lasted for a couple of seconds and then there was a jolt. It felt like it moved East to West through the house. Polly (cat) got freaked out and ran. Joe (other cat) was just laying there. It was interesting, and now I’ve lost my earthquake cherry. (update @ Thu Sep 4 20:05:28 PDT 2003)
Apparently there was a second quake about 1 hour 15 minutes after the first one. I didn’t feel that one.