Living Green Olympia: January 2009

Sleepin' thru the Earthquake

My husband just got back from walking the dogs on the trail by our house & said one of the other walkers got wakened up this morning by an earthquake!  Of  course my response was "Earthquake, I didn't feel any earthquake - was he sure?"  But hopping on the internet I see that yep, I apparently slept right thru one!  A 4.5 or so earthquake to the northwest of Seattle about 5:30 AM.  I'm surprised we did sleep thru it as usually our dogs are nervous and restless about anything shaking the world!  But apparently no damage reported so that's good.

The 2001 earthquake which was centered much closer to us was certainly one I felt, although I didn't immediately get what it was.  I was driving at the time it hit, and initially thought maybe a flat tire - then thought maybe something much worse than that had just happened to my car to cause all that shaking.  I pulled over mostly really, really upset at what I was sure was going to be something very expensive to fix on the car!  Then when I couldn't see anything wrong and cautiously started driving again I saw lots of cars pulled over, and emergency vehicles in two directions - finally tuned into the local radio station and realized it was an earthquake!  Momentary relief that my car was fine instantly turned into panic about whether my family and house were fine!  We were very lucky with everyone safe and no damage at all - but it was very, very scary. 

So, I'm just as glad this one didn't wake me up, but curious - did you feel it?  Did anyone have any damage?  What are your earthquake stories? 

                                                                           

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