Waking up Shaking

It’s confirmed, I don’t like earthquakes. I have now been in around 7 but this is the first one I felt and am glad the others were so small. First off, we are fine. Other then that, it was pretty freaky and we weren’t even near the epicenter. That was 90km off the coast of Chile down south near Conception. It rocked a massive 8.8 on the Richter Scale.

On our end, we woke up around 3:30am to the apartment rocking to and fro, the fan sounded like it was going to drop out of the ceiling and the windows were rattling. The bed felt like we had popped in a couple of quarters. The minute and a half earthquake felt like eternity. I think we both went back to sleep a bit unsettled.

This morning I turned on the tv to find out the details. The earth must have felt my attention drawn to it, because it gave a quick little shake shake. I decided it was time to get outside. Time to go running. So, needless to say, we were a bit freaked out but luckily fine. I wish I could say the same thing for the folks in Conception. At least the construction down here is prepared for earthquakes.

2 thoughts on “Waking up Shaking”

  1. Certainly sounds worse than the shaking you and I experienced Todd……..nice touch with the flowers by the way

  2. It was labeled “strong” on according to the scale in the paper. I don’t want to feel “very strong, ” ever!

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