August 09, 2007

Just Another Earthquake

Wouldn't you know it. Last night I went to bed earlier than normal. As I lay there tossing and turning we had a small earthquake. In years past I would have rolled over and gone back to sleep, but in those days I wasn't a father.

So I did a quick walk around the house to confirm that the children were ok and that nothing had fallen from the shelves. It took all of a couple minutes to verify this and I returned to the bedroom where I tossed and turned for a while. Not because I was nervous but because as I have mentioned many times I am a night owl and my body was awake.
A moderate earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area early Thursday, waking residents and knocking some items off shelves and walls.

The magnitude 4.5 temblor struck just before 1 a.m. about 4 miles northwest of Chatsworth, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage, said spokesman Brian Humphrey, of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The quick jolt was felt by residents across Los Angeles County, and many reported that their houses vibrated, windows rattled and books, pictures and other items fell.

7 comments:

tikkunger said...

Hum, I slept through it I guess.

The Misanthrope said...

I'm so jumpy about earthquakes a rumbling semi-truck sends me into a duck and cover position.

Michael said...

but in those days I wasn't a father.

I hear you, buddy.

Debbie said...

We live in Tennessee. A big earthquake near us has been predicted for a good while. We include disaster preparedness exercises for earthquakes in our EMS each year. We have had small ones, just tremors that people don't even notice. A big one would really be scary for us.

John J. Kaiser said...

I like where I live, where the people move and the ground stays still...lol.

WomanHonorThyself said...

dang...all we gots was flooding!..glad y'all are ok!

Jack's Shack said...

TG,

You didn't miss much.

M,

I know a bunch of people like that.

Michael,

:)

Debbie,

I have been through several big ones. It is an experience.

John,

:)

Angel,

Flooding is no fun either.