Thursday, May 23, 2013


no, really.  about 15 minutes ago susanville, which is about 200 miles north of us, was hit with a 5.7  temblor.  we felt it here.  really damn peculiar feeling.  i was reading the new yorker at the dining room table.  my chair began to shake, sway actually.  i thought it was nick shaking my chair.  i looked behind me.  then anna who was sitting on the couch told nick to stop shaking the table!  we all leapt to our feet and said, earthquake!  we went outside.  our neighbor was on her porch and asked if that was an earthquake. we said, yes.  then we turned on the tv and the local news immediately cut in regular programming because of the temblor.  the feeling of an earthquake is kind of like the rocking of a ship at sea only that we are on land and the land does not normally move.  we are waiting for aftershocks.  there are usually aftershocks.  all in all we are just fine but a little excited and a tad weirded out. 


At 6:11 AM, Blogger Jim McCrary said...

good to see that people in cal do same as kansas...when tornado siren goes off people rush outside to look for it.

At 9:11 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

hi jim, we went outside to talk to neighbors and get their pulse. the earthquake was a small thing. more thrilling than terrifying. i mean the damn ground rolled like waves. in the face of such immensity of nature i am humble and simply glad to be alive.


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