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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Major BOOM Rocked Our Area This Morning

I had just gotten off a SKYPE conversation and the clock showed a few minutes to eight when I noticed a strange vibration in the house. It was immediately followed by a major BOOM causing the windows to rattle and the house to kind of make a jump. I was running into the hallway, where I met Bea storming down the stairs from our bedroom.

WHAT THE HECK happened???

A super sonic boom?  A gas explosion? Was it  a meteorite falling out of the sky? 

I looked over to Eastport, couldn’t see any smoke anywhere. Bea thought an earthquake had hit us.

Over the next few minutes we checked the earthquake website and found that a quake had indeed hit our area and we had been right on top of it - hence the boom!
quake map
Neighbours were running out of their house scanning the suroundings, wondering what had been going on. We called people, yes they were scared too. We have experienced quakes before in California, but never had such a major boom going with it. Good thing nothing was damaged in the house and we are all safe and sound.

5 comments:

  1. It must have been pretty scary-glad there was no damage!

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  2. I can't imagine how scary that must have been. Glad all is well and you guys are safe.

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  3. Wow, that does sound scary! I didn't know earthquakes caused a boom!

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  4. That's enough to shake anyone up. Glad it's behind you and no real damage was done.

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