Tuesday, August 23, 2011

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

Oh my God - we had an earthquake!!  In my almost 50 years of life living in Bowie, Maryland - I have never experienced an earthquake.  The News is saying it originated in Virginia at 1:51 pm - it was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake . 

I was standing in the dining room reaching for my coffee mug when I noticed that it was shaking a little - then everything (house included) started to shake a little - and then everything started shaking ALOT.  Tex & Ladybug ran by me headed for the living room - I don't know where they thought they were going.  I just stood there looking around thinking "what the hell is going on?".  When I realized it was an earthquake, I couldn't believe it.  I went out the back door looking for Bobby - he was outside cutting the grass - and I saw that all the neighbors were coming out looking around - not believing what had just happened.  After seeing that the neighbors were all ok, I came back in the house and made a couple phone calls - Vince, Mom, sisters, daughter - everyone's fine.  Very good.       

We are all ok here - just a little incredulous that this happened.  :)

eta:  the way the earthquake felt to me is comparable to a freight train rolling up our driveway.
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25 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're all okey. I will believe that you were frightened. Let's hope it will stay away for the next 50 years!

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  2. A lot of people felt it here too, but I didn't. LOL My daughter called me and asked if I felt it. Nope. But she did. We're in PA.

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  3. Wasn't that the FREAKIEST thing? I was at work in Pikesville and the building really shook. I've never felt one before, but I knew that must be an earthquake. I'm with you, the weirdest thing is having that strong of an earthquake HERE.

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  4. Just read about it on the news. I'm glad to hear you are OK.

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  5. glad u are ok..weird feeling isn't it.

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  6. I just read another blog saying the same thing happened to her and she is in the D.C. area... crazy.... that would be scary... this is not earth quake area...

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  7. Glad everyone is OK.
    I live in Utah and we get little quakes quite often. Not as bad as California. It's still a shock whenever it happens.

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  8. Thank god you and you're family are okay! I can't even imagine how an earthquake feels, they don't happen in Germany. Hope everything stays quiet over there in Maryland!

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  9. I just read about it! I am so glad you are ok~

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  10. Glad to hear you are okay. It's very uncommon for your area to have earthquakes. When I was a young girl we lived near where the Yellowstone Quake was and it was horrible. I knocked me right out of bed. It's an awful feeling.

    I too live in Utah (like D'Ann Gayler) and remember working in high rise buildings downtown when an earthquake hit and those buildings just swaying back and forth. Nauseating and scary.

    Be safe!

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  11. Glad to hear you are all OK. DH felt it in his office in Cincinnati, but I didn't feel anything here at home. Take care.

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  12. So glad you're ok. I haven't been in one since we lived in California. The worst was back in the day when we had a waterbed with a mirrored canopy and we woke up to the mirrors rattling. OK, I know mirrored canopy waterbeds are tacky but we were youngsters then and didn't know any better lol :)

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  13. Glad you're ok! Shocking when you don't expect things like that. I just read about it online.

    I experienced my first (and I hope only) quake a little while ago. I thought at first it was a train like you say, because there is a railway near our house, but it was the weirdest feeling!

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  14. Weird feeling, huh? Now imagine a 9.0 and you are on the 9th floor of a building! I'm from Georgia, so until I moved to Japan, I had never experienced an earthquake. Then, I experienced the "big one". It is definitely a feeling you never forget! Glad you are okay and had no damage.

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  15. So thankful you are all ok..:))

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  16. The feeling of an earthquake is pretty freaky. I grew up in California and never got used to them. So glad everyone is okay and there was no major damage.

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  17. Glad you are okay. We got an aftershock here in Ohio! So weird!

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  18. Thank you all very much ladies. :)

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  19. I was at a stop light and the car seemed to shake, thought maybe a truck was coming, but no. Heard later that the quake went along the eastern coast ... we're in NY.

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  20. I'm glad your family and you are all OK :) Just heard about it in the news...
    Angie

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  21. It is freaky! I'm glad you are ok. I'm in California and the worst I felt was when I was in a windowless room in a meeting. We all felt seasick for ages! Take care and remember "Duck and cover"!!

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  22. That must have been a frightened experience. Thank god your are all ok and your house is not demaged.

    Groetjes, Monique

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  23. Debi-so glad you and your family are ok. I experienced on in California when I was there for a visit about 25 years ago. It sounded like and felt like a car had run into the house we were staying in. Scary. I praise Jesus that you are safe!

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  24. OMG I'm glad you and your loved ones are ok. We don't have any earthquakes here and I believe it must be frightening experience to feel the earth shaking under your feet. brr

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