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Earthquake!

  • Apr. 27th, 2008 at 3:22 AM
Colbert
So the weird thing... this 4.7 earthquake that hit here in Reno last night? That, as all of the news agencies are reporting (and by reporting, I mean mostly just copying from the A.P., since it's basically verbatim the same story over and over again) knocked mayonnaise, ketchup and bottles off store shelves, that caused a rock slide that damaged a water flume built in the 1800s... yeah, I never felt it. Not at all. Apparently, I was driving around and got home just after the quake hit, so I never noticed anything out of the usual. They did three hours of live coverage at my job, even though the quake hit at about 11:40 at night, but being me, I never turned on my television, so I had no idea anything had gone down.

Dude.

So anyway, now the fear-mongers in the news are letting us all know that we should expect a bigger, more wicked quake to hit at any time (because this series of quakes is going the reverse of the usual pattern, in that it started with small quakes at the end of February and the quakes have been getting stronger instead of weaker as they come, which is the usual reaction of the media whenever anything like this happens. Of course, there always could be a bigger quake come along, because hey! I'm in earthquake country again, so you never really do know what's going to shake down (heh), but I promise to let you all know that I'm still alive once that happens.

I'm just good like that.

Comments

audeo wrote:
Apr. 27th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
You are good like that. Thanks for reminding us. :) Was wondering about you when I read the news last night, so glad you're checking in actually.

Heh, news media. Y'know every single spring since Katrina the predictions have been "it's going to be a bad hurricane season this year", and.. yeah, nope. But damnit they are going to mentally prepare us for one anyways. (And by mentally prepare I mean try to scare the shit out of.)
king_cool_paul wrote:
Apr. 27th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
That's the way we media folk are, trying to scare the shit out of you at every turn.

You're welcome!
meryddian wrote:
May. 1st, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Well, I was interested to read this weekend - in I think USA Today? - that a particular section of Reno has been constantly wracked by low-grade earthquakes that have been increasing over the past 2 months.

Obviously, it's not your neighborhood. ;)

The unusual thing is that the big quake usually comes up front and the quakes lessen over time... a possible portent of The Big One?

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