So This Is What A 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Feels Like!

October 30, 2007

As a relative newcomer to California (six years and counting) I’ve only experienced mild earthquakes so far.  A few minutes ago our whole house started shaking for about 10-12 seconds.  The news reports it as a 5.6 magnitude quake, with the epicenter some 5 miles north of San Jose.

I guess that counts as a real quake, right?



3 Responses to “So This Is What A 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Feels Like!”

  1. Anonymous on October 30th, 2007 7:44 pm

    Yes! That’s a “real” one!

  2. Todd Carpenter on October 30th, 2007 9:20 pm

    I’m jealous. I lived in the Bay Area for a year and really wanted to experience a real, (but not serious) earthquake. Never happened. I slept through the few minor tremors that occurred.

  3. Vicki Lloyd on October 30th, 2007 9:27 pm

    Congratulations! Pretty soon you’ll learn to yawn when they happen, and after 30 years or so, you can even sleep through them! (I tried to sleep through the ‘71 quake, (Silmar 7.2) when I was a student at USC, but my out-of-state dorm roommate jumped in bed with me and woke me up!)

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