Wednesday, June 23, 2010

today the earth shook.
it trembled.
it shook.
the whole house moved.
bean's crib vibrated.
it lasted 30 seconds.
and then it was gone.

turns out we just had an earthquake.
the epicenter was 180 miles away.
outside ottawa.
it measured 5.0 on the richter scale.
it made me very glad i don't live in a place
where earthquakes are common place.

because it was very unsettling to feel the earth move.


  1. Should put you at ease . . . http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php . . . you see nothing to worry about!

  2. looking at the map of earthquakes in last 8-30 days, provided by anonymous, who I assume is our brother - AK is not the place to live to avoid earthquakes!