Friday, December 08, 2006

I Felt The Earth...Move...Under My Feet!

Literally!

I felt an earthquake about 40 minutes ago - a jolt, a couple of rattles, and then...gone. No damage, no mayhem, no looting, ...nothing. Of course, I picked up the phone and called Mrs. TBF to find out if she felt it at at the office (she did).

King was completely unfazed. He was sleeping on the bathroom floor (radiant heat), and I was actually standing right next to him cleaning toothpaste splatter off of the bathroom mirror (...See, anonymous? My life isn't all glamour!) when it happened. I looked down immediately and saw that the beast hadn't even stirred.

Maybe I should go back into the bathroom to see if he's still alive.

Update: An aftershock was just felt at 9:20 p.m.

Second update: It looks like this earthquake was man-made!

9 comments:

cw said...

That is odd. Your hometown of Sudbury, Ontario had an earthquake of 4.1 last week. Felt like an INCO blast but lasted much longer.

cncz said...

my cat in new orleans would have needed kitty xanax...he needs that when large trucks drive by. then again we do not have radiant heat...my husband's old arthritic cat had nothing but love for radiant heat...

Anonymous said...

I felt the earth move under my toilet bowl this morning. Must have been some bad moo shoo gai pan.

The Big Finn said...

TMS - I know what you are talking about!

CanadianSwiss said...

Funny, I didn't feel it, but Orange said he did. I heard on the radio that there the earthquake activity right now is quite high, so we might get to fel a few more.

Gretchen said...

I felt it too! Grady barked and Anneliese looked shocked. I called Kirk but he didn't feel it. Then again, he grew up in CA (and lived through many a bad earthquake) so he just laughed to hear that I was alarmed by such a small quake...

Anonymous said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16128362/

Did you see that it was caused by these guys? Who know people could cause earthquakes?

The Big Finn said...

Jul - Thanks for the link. Amazing! Maybe the Swiss authorities are trying to "inject" some soul into this city? I seriously think that there is some tourist potential in all this. Think about it: "Come experience a real, live earthquake every Friday evening at 6 p.m. in Basel, Switzerland.
Plus, power for 10,000 homes. You can't lose (except for the possibility of leveling the entire city).

Expat Traveler said...

wow - what news! Kinda funny to read it all...