Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My First REAL Earthquake

Last year I posted on my blog about my first earthquake experience in California. It was only a 3.9 so it wasn't a big deal at all but it was for me because I have never ever experienced one before.
WELL...today I experienced my first real big earthquake!! A 5.4 earthquake! It was scary!
While I was packing for my trip to Georgia I suddenly felt everything start swaying and shaking (and it kinda made me jerk a little so my first thought was, "Whoa!") and as I just stood there frozen in place I figured it would be one of those small earthquakes and just pass soon. But, of course, the shaking didn't stop and it continued on pretty hard. Right then, I just knew. This is a real earthquake! I immediatly went into panic mode! I sprinted down to Marisa's room where she was taking a nap and threw the door open to find Marisa still sound asleep. I decided to just stand by her crib until it was absolutely necessary to take her out and head to the doorway. Luckily, nothing was falling, just shaking, a lot! My most vivid memory of it all is looking up at the letters on Marisa's wall that spell her name and watching the letter "I" swing back and forth while books and picture frames shook on her bookcase. Hearing, seeing, and feeling everything move around is pretty surreal! Let me tell you, my heart was beating so fast during the quake and afterwards for several minutes!

7 comments:

Kristen said...

MOVE TO TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!! (Or back to Atlanta, cuz we'll end up there too)

Henderson Family said...

I was soo scared also!! I'm glad that your ok. Adam was right in the brunt of it. So he felt it the worst. So scary!! Did Marisa wake up during it? Do you want to get together tomorrow?

Megan said...

crazy. That must be a weird feeling.

Stephanie said...

Scary Tanya! I will never forget the 6.9 one we had when I was little. I hope we don't have another one of those anytime soon. How scary though to be home alone just with Marisa! And the worst thing is that you have no clue when it's going to stop, or if it will just get bigger and bigger!

Katie and Aaron Torriente: said...

Sounds scary, I would have been freaking out! But I'm glad you and cute Marisa are okay!

becca b said...

That's super scary!

Parkinson Family said...

thats crazy, yeah i dont know what i would do, i cant even imagine that feeling of the ground shaking, glad everything was fine!

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