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The Trickle - The Tremor

August 23, 2011 - Brian Ferry
So, there I was, sitting in my chair, minding my own business when I felt it... Another earthquake. Until last summer (June 23), I had never felt a quake. Now, in the span of 14 months, I've felt two. I can compare the two pretty well because I was doing almost exactly the same thing (typing) in almost exactly the same position (reclined in my work chair) in the same chair at the same desk at the same point in the same room. This tremor lasted longer. The first was only a few seconds. I put this one at more than 20. My feet were on the floor and I wasn't doing anything that would move my chair, but it was moving. That was the same both times, but today's quake was stronger. I was swaying back and forth more and for much longer. The pipe that hangs along the inside of the I-beam that presumably keeps the roof from falling on my head was swinging (the pipe, not the I-beam). I kept watching it, in case I was imagining the feeling in the chair. I didn't have quite the reaction I had a year ago. I knew what was going on this time and I enjoyed it. Some of the people in the office who were standing up didn't feel it. I'm surprised. Must have good sea legs. The phone calls came rolling in within moments. "Did you feel it?" Well I sure did. And, I didn't just tell the people who called. I told the world. In addition to this blog and its vast readership, I went to the U.S. Geological Survey's Did You Feel It? site and put in all the information I had. If you felt it, go ahead and go the USGS site. For science.


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