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Had to wait 57 years for my first earthquake…
by Ed Matlack
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The mid-Atlantic coast,

Did feel it for the most,

But still it was only a five point nine,

And being my first it was all mine…

 

Those on the coast of the west,

Would probably think of this one as Natures jest,

They would probably have slept right through it,

Out here everyone was upset and more than just a little bit…

 

The Philadelphia buildings were evacuated,

Bet the workers wished it were a Friday,

Then & there the weekend would have started,

Leaving work early I am sure they would have quickly departed…J

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen
I thought my cat was having a seizure under the sofa, the floor shook so bad, so scared was i afterwards and all alone here.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Distance, depth and magnitude. No big deal unless you're standing underneath a block wall. It was cool you gotta admit. Free "E" ticket. We had a 4.3 just 2 miles from the house last week. Attention getter but again, distance, depth, magnitude. Thankfully no damage. cuz p
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
It isn't my fault I'm a fault finder. Glad you found it.

Ron
Reviewed by Janna Hill
Good to see you found the humor in the quake, better you shared it with us. Thanks
Janna
Reviewed by Lowell Bergeron
I hope it scared the hell out of our Congress.
Lowell.
Reviewed by John Bidwell
This was my first- neighbor.
It was way cool- but I also know we dodged a bullet.
Scary to think about it much.
John
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Nicely told, Ed.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I experienced my first one in a bar out on the west coast when I was 25. I thought it was the End of the World, and the locals said: “That was just a baby earthquake, Dude!” But an east coast earthquake is extremely rare. Perhaps those ancient Mayans were right, after all. If you start having more, you better get ready for New Jersey to shake, rattle, and roll, and crumble right into the sea on 12-21-12.

And Hunker Down, Hurricane Irene is now headin your way. (Watch for many more of those until 12-21-12, as well.)
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
I lived through many, many in California
during 23 years...but now in Memphis, I
feel more danger from the San Andreas!
~Ed~
Shook up a bit, I'm sure...but thankful
that you are alright!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
YEAH, WELL MY 1ST ALSO - 71 YEARS MINUS 2 DAYS!

NO DAMAGE TO TRAILER - 1 GLASS SQUIRREL VIBRATED OFF TOP SHELF

TO FLOOR DIDN'T BREAK THO! SOME SCARY SHIT, HUH?
Reviewed by D Johnson
Happy to read you're OK... I've been through too many in my life, not ready for another one.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by richard cederberg
We had a 7.3 April, 2010, 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, about 40-50 miles away from us ... very freaky dude! I watched as my laptop started to dance right off the table. thankfully it was a deep earthquake (about 20 miles down they said) so the seismic waves weren't as devastating. Peace ... richard
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Glad you are okay and survived a shaking and a quaking time.
fee
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Ed,
I felt it here in Va. also. My first earthquake too and one I won't ever forget. It wasn't bad, just unnerving.

Blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Glad you're all right, Ed. Thankfully it wasn't a big one, or at least not centred near a big city.

Anna
Reviewed by j w (Reader)
Felt it all the way down here in Belton, SC...friends from NC to Ga and SC are all talking about it...but it's not the first we have felt down here...have felt quite a few but all were really mild like todays...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Yeah, they are scary, because you really don't know what to do. I've been in two of the when I lived in :A. Happy you aren't hurt, guy.
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