Friday, December 07, 2012

SHAKING IN MISAWA


It's been quite a while since we've had a real rattler. Tonight, as dinner baked, Stacia screamed. I had just sent her up the stairs with the laundry, Michael was taking the trash out, Arielle was sick in bed, the boys were playing on the computer upstairs....

Stacia doesn't usually scream when putting laundry away....it seemed the house was shaking. About the time I realized this the rest of the kids realized it. Stacia is our advance earthquake alarm...she lets us know if there is a HINT of a quake and sometimes she's right. Tonight she was.

7.3....it was long...it was loud as things began to fall.... I began to get "land sick." ::snort::  I felt confident to remove bungee cords from the shelves a few months ago.....Zander got under the table and was promptly beaned by the MOCA prayer journal notebook. 
Notice the laptop was sliding off too

The clock fell off the wall

Several dolls fell off their perch

Basket of computer cords

A medium quake....they fell over but none of my pictures fell off the shelf

It was enough to get our attention...maybe our last good rattler before we move. The power stayed on, the water and gas are fine, no tsunami warnings and the phone lines stayed up....all's well.

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area (where we even stopped by to view a section of the San Andreas fault on an elementary school field trip).

Scary pictures, De'Etta! I can remember some decent shakers, but nothing that made things fall from the shelves. (I moved before the 1989 quake though.)

Kristine

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Really?

I've noted around 6.5 things start falling off our shelves and walls. It didn't feel overly alarming....but it was quite big enough. We tend to measure them all by comparing to the 9.0 on 3-11....so if we have power, water and phones and no tsunami - it's good.

Janette said...

It is good. I did say a quick prayer for your safety when I heard where it was located.