Aftershock

I just felt another quake. And a second before it happened I my skin “heard” it… a pre-vibration. Or something.

I do not like this! I know that’s the risk we take living here, and there’s risk everywhere. But…

Tuesday’s earthquake was the largest to hit the area since the Loma Prieta quake of 1989. One of the reasons I worry about this 5.6 temblor being a prelude rather than a stress reliever, is that I remember this: On August 8, 1989 we were awakened at 1:00 am to a 5.4 earthquake. It shook long enough for Roger and me to run downstairs and head out into the street. We had a dear friend staying with us. She was in one of the downstairs bedrooms, and she met us in the street. Because Loma Prieta happened two months later, this smaller quake seems to be all but forgotten. Perhaps it occurred on another fault. I’ll have to look that up.

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Update: It was a 3.7.

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