||[Dec. 26th, 2008|04:50 am]
tiny earthquake here. It undoubtedly felt less tiny to people a few dozen miles east, but there probably won't be any damage even there. Here it was more like a brief foot massage, accompanied by a deep rumbling suggesting an immense cat's purr, some rattling of various glass accoutrement's, and a bit of alarmed barking by a couple of neighborhood dogs. Had I not still been awake, I'd probably have slept through it. We just felt a |
We don't get earthquakes very often up here, though there are faults capable of producing some big ones. I just hope this one wasn't a fore-shock to something much bigger. It's no time of year to have something else that would knock the power out. It's enough that we have to put up with storms doing it. Plus I want my chiropractic head-yanking to take place on re-schedule next Tuesday. Anything that interfered with that would leave me majorly pissed.
24 hours is the conventional period cited by seismologists during which a larger earthquake than one that turned out to be a fore-shock remains very likely. In other words, if it doesn't happen by four o'clock Saturday morning, it probably won't happen at all. OK, nobody stamp your feet until Saturday morning! Thank you.