brittadotcom (brittadotcom) wrote,
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earthquake

8:05pm, 5.6 centered in Alum Rock outside East San Jose, so not very far from me. Biggest one I've felt I think (Loma Prieta I was in Davis and felt it but it was just rolling since we were so far away). My whole house started shaking, glasses rattling, and I crouched on the ground by the couch & watched my china cabinet & the mad scientist display rattle for a full 30 seconds but NOTHING EVER FELL! After the shaking stopped it was rolling for awhile more. Looks like everything is okay outside, a lightweight candle chandelier still swinging on the patio, but the only things that fell were the crystal ball off the piano, onto carpet so not broken, and from the high shelf in my bathroom, my plastic box of heather from Scotland which mashed the corner a little, and a pillar candle that didn't even break, just a wax mark on the toilet seat as it fell. My lamppost outside that has blown over & broken so many times didn't even fall over!

I hope everyone local is okay too...as it started I was wondering if my house was going to fall apart and I don't have earthquake insurance, adding to my October woes! Thank goodness it wasn't!
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