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I'm giggling at my campus' overreaction. A 5.9 in San Diego wouldn't have even stopped me blogging about it.

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jbriggs
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
+1
esprix
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
OK, well, I'll admit it did shake the whole building, which is extremely rare out here. It was about 80 miles west of me, and apparently there was some damage in DC. Still, evacuating the building for a half hour was a bit much...
jbriggs
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
FYI, I re-posted your Devastation Photo link on G+.
esprix
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
T'wasn't mine, but it did amuse me. (Truth be told reports are coming in that the Pentagon, National Cathedral and Smithsonian were all actually damaged.)
crankyasanoldma
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, but think how hard they'd laugh at San Diego people trying to deal with one of those famous VA/MD ice storms. It's all relative, baby.
esprix
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
OH god yes. When it "rains" out there (and by rain I mean "a slight misting in the air," which is about all they get but twice a year), people become paranoid schizophrenics on the roads. It's like it's snowocalypse out there. Now, granted, a lot of the oils in the roadway come up that aren't regularly sloughed off, but still...
jbriggs
Aug. 23rd, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! I was stationed in El Paso during Army service. It snowed 1/2" and they shut down the airport!
gingy
Aug. 23rd, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
I think it's not a big deal really, but then I think oh fuck we are all brick and not built to withstand earthquakes. Stuff shook off of my mantel, and friends had stuff fall off of walls and break. We were spared any damage though.
esprix
Aug. 23rd, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
That actually surprised me, because I've been in worse and nothing fell, but that just tells me how unpredictable earthquakes really are. Yikes.
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esprix
Aug. 24th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Even I, at first, thought it was a big truck, but it didn't take but a second more to realize what was happening. I was more shocked that it was happening in Maryland than it was happening at all. :)
thespian
Aug. 23rd, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
one of the other issues here is that the east coast, underneath, is one big chunk of rock. In California, an earthquake is usual, and if you have a 5.9 in San Diego, they likely won't feel it in LA or San Francisco, much less Northern CA or anything; the fertile soil that means CA will eventually fall into the ocean acts as a buffer. Here, the big rocky sheets mean that the earthquake was felt from Atlanta to Toronto (people I know in Boston were actually knocked off their feet by it in 12th and 14th floor offices). That makes a quake a much more dangerous proposition.
esprix
Aug. 24th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
Just goes to show how unpredictable earthquakes can be. Now let's get some snow in Socal. :D
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esprix
Aug. 24th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
LOL! Having been through terrible winters *and* lovely earthquakes, I can mock from all sides! :D
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