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Homer Earthquake

Aug 15, 2005
Category Places

We just had the biggest earthquake of the summer – a 4.7 at 12:57pm our time – about 38 miles from Homer.  Following is the map (hint: look for the big red box.)

We have lots of little earthquakes nearby all the time – this time it was big enough to notice.  At first I thought Amy had snuck up on me and was shaking the back of my chair to get my attention.  I said something like “hey babe” but the shaking continued.  I turned around and Amy wasn’t there.  I then noticed that my computer monitors were bouncing around at which point “EARTHQUAKE!” entered my brain.  I rolled with the last five seconds (it was about 10 seconds long) and then went up stairs to announce the event.  Amy thought I was slamming doors down stairs, so she didn’t make the connection until I told her.