Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Rollin'! - Tuesday, 7/29/2008
Wow, we really felt this morning's 5.8 earthquake in Burbank this morning, even though we're about 45 miles from the epicenter.
The building shook and then it rolled. It went on long enough that I bent over and considered whether it would be better to duck under my desk or my computer table.
We're on the second floor of a two-story building. The window blinds swayed for a while after the movement had probably stopped, but it's disorienting. I felt like I might still be moving!
I have already gone to the USGS site and entered my experience in their database. I think it's cool that they gather anecdotal information. If you felt it, you can report too! (Click on USGS and then when on the site, click on Report an Earthquake.)
You can also just use it to look at the activity that's going on right now. They've had two aftershocks already!
P.S. My all-time favorite earthquake video. I was working in a restaurant in Century City during this one, and the TVs started bouncing on their chains. The cooks ran out of the kitchen because the grease in the big deep fryers started sloshing out!