Thursday, March 27, 2008


We had an earthquake this afternoon while I was sitting at the piano playing a song for my fuzzy audience. I thought maybe a big truck went by because the piano bench started to shake but when I checked the earthquake giga-counter thingy or whatever the heck that sesmiograph is called it showed a 3.0 magnitude quake with the epicenter just a few miles from our house!!! It's so incredible to feel the earth actually move underneath you. Any other OC'ers feel this one???

Holy crap. I just realized I've been having earth shattering nightmares about catastrophic quakes. Could this be a prelude to the "Big One?" I really hope not.


Stephanie said...

Aw, dang. I don't remember feeling anything up here in Irvine. I have yet to feel an earthquake and I'm desperate to see how it is!

Smileygirl said...

Were you in Irvine at the time? The shake map shows Irvine felt it pretty moderately. I hope you get to feel one soon!

Stephanie said...

I was. You mentioned in the post that you felt like maybe a big truck drove by? I live in Irvine near Sand Canyon & Irvine Blvd., just off the 133. Across the street from us is a bunch of construction, and there are always tons of huge trucks driving by, and dumping big piles of dirt, etc. I wonder if maybe I did feel it, and thought it was just another truck. I'll have to pay more attention!

It's funny because all of my friends and family still in the midwest are like, "Aren't you so afraid of earthquakes?" And I suppose I am... of, as you said, "the big one," but the smaller earthquakes just seem sort of fun. I'll take quakes over tornadoes any day. :)