Thursday, June 24, 2010
OMG - we experienced a somewhat rare earthquake yesterday here in Ohio. It's like the biggest disaster to hit NE Ohio since the big power grid failure of August 2003! People were all a-twitter (and I'm sure twittering). And by "disaster" I mean something that lasted 14 seconds that had people talking about it for hours afterwards.
Epicentered up Canada, it was easily felt on the Northcoast and many other places, but you'd think by the way some people acted that the earth opened up and swallowed dozens of folks whole.
I actually found it neat that my work building swayed for a bit. I tend to rock in my chair, since I fidget a lot, so I wasn't 100% sure I felt what I thought I did - or that what I was feeling weren't due to my actions. I made jokes about watching for a tsunami on Lake Erie.
All the gals in my office were beside themselves - actually talking of having to going home!!!! Really????
If you look, earthquakes aren't really that uncommon. While I'm sure the map will change by the time you click on it, there were 1427 tremors in the last seven days - in the U.S. alone! ...and that's only covering 48 of our states - but in truth we don't care about Alaska, thanks to Sarah Palin. There, if the earth opened up and swallowed her whole, we might create a national holiday. I'd spearhead the project.
This map also doesn't take Canada into consideration - so the one we just experienced below the border isn't even accounted for. It's kind of like gay marriage and socialized medicine.
Heck, even Ohio has plenty of quakes. See? We have plenty of faults too - and not just Dayton and Youngstown (bada bing!). What we don't have is Al Michaels in Candlestick Park saying, "I'll tell ya what....we're having an ear...."
So yeah, it is worth a blog entry, but not worth talking about for hours. This is more just for historical documentation. Keep it moving folks - nothing to see here.......
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