Mother Nature's Dance

  1. So I am sitting here watching the drunk walk down the hallway when I get that tingling feeling in my butt :imbar like when your beeper goes off and you have it set to vibrate, only I don't own a beeper.
    The I notice the windows are starting to shake..
    Did you feel that ????
    Then the walls start shaking and the floor starts rolling
    EARTHQUAKE
    By now most of you have heard we had an earthquake here in Alaska this morning, 6.7 mag. Everybody felt it. It was so cooollllll !!!!!!! I may be weird but I think earthquakes are kinda neatm mother nature's way of redecorating her house. I have been thru tornados, hurricanes, monsoons, floods, blizards and earthquakes before but stuff like that still makes me remember how powerful nature can be and how powerless I am.
    How many of you have been thru anything like this and what did you do: hurricane parties, camping out in the living room with family during a blizards, things that bring you together.

    P.S. The drunk stumbled back to the desk...
    "I think I need some more Librium, I really have the shakes bad this time"
    I 'll be with you in a minute sir, let me pick myself up off the floor and stop laughing first :roll
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   karenG
    mother nature does have a way of reminding us that we only have this place on loan! we have had a couple of earthquakes here- well in Manchester! so maybe she spring cleaning!

    Karen
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yep Earthquakes remind us we are NOT in charge really at all.......living near Seattle,I have certainly learned that. Funny at first, you are not at all sure what it is til the earth ROLLS beneath your feet. THEN there seems little doubt. VERY unsettling. Where are you? Alaska?
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yep Earthquakes remind us we are NOT in charge really at all.......living near Seattle,I have certainly learned that. Funny at first, you are not at all sure what it is til the earth ROLLS beneath your feet. THEN there seems little doubt. VERY unsettling. Where are you? Alaska?
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    That earthquake that hit Northridge, California was the first real earthquake I'd ever felt. Terrifying. My dog woke me up, he was barking this strange bark I didn't recognize and was practically sitting on my pillow (all 138 lbs of him). The blinds on the bedroom window were slapping against the window and I felt like the ground was rolling back and forth.

    Not a good feeling at all.
  7. by   Mama Val
    Smiling
    I am in Fairbanks, Alaska
    We were sprox 90 miles from the epicenter which was located in Denali Park. They say the earthquake was only 10 miles deep and thats why we got such a shake. The deeper they are the less they shake, more rock to stop the roll I guess.
    Hubby said the dog went kinda nuts buts the cats just went back to sleep.
  8. by   CountrifiedRN
    Oh, how I hated earthquakes when I lived in California! The first one I experienced was right after I moved there from Jersey, and it happened at 2 am. I woke to the bed shaking and banging against the wall, and all I could think of was the movie "The Exorcist"! At the time I didn't notice that everything else was shaking too. I tried to wake my husband who was a very heavy sleeper, and by the time he was awake, it had stopped. I was near hysterics, and he tried to convince me I had been dreaming, because he didn't feel anything. NOT! I couldn't go back to sleep that night! Finally in the morning I turned on the TV and saw the news about the earthquake. Boy, was I relieved to realize that our bed wasn't possessed!

    I especially hated the ones that you could hear coming, like a low rumble that gets louder until the shaking starts. I'll take a hurricane over an earthquake anyday, at least you usually get warned that it is coming.
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    Been in a couple earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes....and many many blizzards, in upstate New York!

    The tornado was the scariest, I think...it passed between my house and a neighbor's where my 11-year=old daughter was babysitting....knocked down a lotta trees, but no injuries, thank God.
  10. by   BadBird
    I have been through tornadoes, hurricaines but never a earthquake. It all scares me, I am a big chicken when it comes to storms.
  11. by   CATHYW
    Wow! I hadn't heard about your all's quake! Several years ago, sitting in my cabin in the tail of the Appalachians, I was smoking and watching TV. The floor and sofa seemed to move, but I was only smoking tobacco! Then the pictures on the wall and the windows began rattling. It was over in just a second or two, and I couldn't figure out what the 3374 had happened! That night I heard on the news that we'd had a quake just under 4.0. Weird!
  12. by   bagladyrn
    Just the thought of earthquakes scares me! I can deal with blizzards and hurricaines - usually know they are coming - for the blizzards stock up on coffee and t.p., for the hurricaines go inland. Tornados scare me too - every time I drive through Oklahoma it seems to be stormy weather, I find myself looking at a green sky, thinking "Isn't this what they show on those t.v. shows just before the tornado hits?"
  13. by   tiger
    i've only "felt" one earthquake here in vegas. it was like 3 in the a.m. and i had gone to the bathroom. all the sudden i felt dizzy and noticed the water in the toilet was moving. i thought i was losing it til i heard on the news later that morning that it was an earthquake in CA.
  14. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by tiger
    i've only "felt" one earthquake here in vegas. it was like 3 in the a.m. and i had gone to the bathroom. all the sudden i felt dizzy and noticed the water in the toilet was moving. i thought i was losing it til i heard on the news later that morning that it was an earthquake in CA.
    Yep, that was that earthquake that hit Northridge so bad. I'll never forget that. My dog couldn't bark, it was like a "brrrooo" coming out of him. I thought, is that a cat mewing weird? I think he was so scared he couldn't get his big bad bark out.

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