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ZOMG EARTHQUAKE!

So a bit over an hour ago, I'm playing WoW, and I feel this weird sensation in my knees as they rest on my ergo-chair-thingy. I couldn't figure out what it might be. Then my monitor started shaking noticeably. At first I thought perhaps P was in her massager-thingy, since it makes powerful vibrations, but she wasn't up yet. A cat under the desk? No. A suddenly wobbly disk drive? No. Earthquake? NAHHHHH!

Well, P just told me it was, and I checked the news: This has a map of the location which is around 290 miles away. I knew there was a fault down there and they've been saying for years that there was going to be a big one. There's an AP article in the Seattle Post-Intellegencer about it. Also, CNN.

5.4, so not terribly bad as earthquakes go, but surprising I could see or even feel it here. I've never experienced an earthquake before (and yes, I know they happen all the time, but we don't notice, but I'm talking noticeable ones), and it's weird, but I don't really think it counts, as I was so far away from the epicenter and if I'd been asleep, I'd have probably missed it. Klemmiwinks, J-Lo? you're both closer. Notice anything?

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anterastilis
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! How bizarre!!! I'm glad you were up to experience it - I can't imagine what it'd be like. I've never been in an earthquake either.
mandydax
Apr. 18th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
It was just so odd. I think if I'd've realized what was happening, I'd've been much more excited.
jaka_talbot
Apr. 18th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Freaky. I'll take tornadoes over earthquakes any day.

In other news.... BZZZZZT! Thank you for playing. The correct answer is "Men at Work".
mandydax
Apr. 18th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
Dammit. :P It's funny, I didn't even think tornado until after I'd slept. Freaky-deaky
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Apr. 18th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
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mandydax
Apr. 18th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
♥ I'm ever so happy that we're friends. XD
mandydax
Apr. 19th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Oh, and yes, I did fill out the survey.
dormouse_in_tea
Apr. 19th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
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trifthen
Apr. 19th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
You were playing WoW at 4:30 AM!? I'd make a disparaging comment about getting a life, but somehow I think I wouldn't be covering new ground. ;)
mandydax
Apr. 19th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
I work late; I stay up late. I was actually about to get ready for bed when it happened.
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