Did you feel it?

quake.jpgAt first I thought it was my neighbor’s washing machine going on the rough and tumble cycle. Then I realized he doesn’t have a washing machine in his art studio (below my office). Then I thought nothing more of it until I got a recent email from a friend saying there was a 2.7 quake around 1pm today. Yeah, I know, 2.7 is not much to shake a stick at, but it sure shook my feet.

It’s a good reminder about the fun USGS Earthquake website. Here’s the LA metro overview. Now, this is only the second quake I’ve ever felt. I’ve either been driving or swimming in the ocean when all of the other quakes in the past 10 years hit, so I’ve never felt a big one. But I tell ya, I really can’t wait.

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11 Replies to “Did you feel it?”

  1. 2.7…you can get better farting on a waterbed. Northridge survivor here pal…Laurel/Burbank and my place split in two.

  2. Feeling an earthquake is one thing – surviving it entirely another. Think about it.

    OK, because I care, I’ll be blunt.

    When a massive (and I do mean massive) quake strikes our region, will you be literally begging for medical care, food, water and supplies – or will you be prepared?

    Surviving disasters, including truly foreseeable events like earthquakes begins (and may indeed end) with the man or woman who stares back at you in the mirror.

    The choice is entirely yours.

    If you do nothing but click and bookmark this link, you can prevent a neverending nightmare from occurring in the first place.

    Think about it – and then do something.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  3. Way to be a buzzkill Brian! :P

    Anyway… always have some bottled water, cans in your pantry. Just have something that’ll keep more than a couple days w/o refridge. Keep some bandaids and gauze and such. Know your first aid basics. Good times.

    Northridge Survivor over here, btw

  4. Hi Brian, I have no issues with your comment. They are good reminders to be prepared – and I’m sure most people are probably not as prepared as they should be. However as a survivalist and bare bones desert camper (I’m not talking Burning Man here) I’m ready for anything. And if I die in an earthquake, well, then we’re all going to eventually die. Until then, I sure as hell plan to be prepared for anything. :) And I suggest other people to plan accordingly.

  5. Heather,

    Please accept my belated birthday wishes, and kindly know that my ‘admonition to survive’ was not pointed at you the capable survivalist, but rather the many visitors to b/la who would read the post. Sometimes when I’m posting to the group at large, I forget to make that clear. My apologies if something negative was inferred.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

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