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December 31st, 2015 at 01:48 am

Well, we are no worse the wear for our earthquake last night. For those who don't live in the PNW there was a 4.8 earthquake about 11 miles from Victoria. Vancouver Island is not that far from us as the crow (or seagull) flies. My bed rolled forward about a foot, then went backward the same way.

Normally I would have been asleep so close to midnight, but my daughter had a sleep study and it didn't start until 1 a.m. because her sleep pattern is that screwed up.

None of my canning jars fell off the open shelves, but they did move. Fortunately it was sideways. Number one priority is to get some guards in place. If I had lost any jars, it would have been a big mess of glass and food all over the carpet.

In the rabbit shed some of the cages had shifted and the water bottles on the shelves out there had also shifted. Again it was sideways so it wasn't a big deal.

The hay bucket had fallen over and so had the bucket of oats, but I didn't notice anything else amiss. It does get me thinking about a few more things I need to get in order though. We did have flashlights and water and plenty of food, but I still haven't bought a propane space heater or a small generator for my c-pap machine. We didn't lose power, but it is always a possibility. There is a solar rechargeable generator that I have been looking at. I guess it is time to start saving up for that.

It was a lot different than the baby earthquakes I've been through before which just sort of vibrated or lightly swayed things. But it still wasn't much more than just a big surprise. We have never had a bad one here in my lifetime, except the one that accompanied Mt. St. Helen erupting when I was a kid and I both felt and heard it, and it cracked a pane in my bedroom window even though we are quite a ways away.

Most people seem to have just slept through this one.

5 Responses to “Earthquake”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It sounds like the one that was near Los Angeles yesterday - although theirs was a 4.4 I think. Glad none of your canning jars fell!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Wow, I had not heard about your earthquake. I think Oklahoma had a quake yesterday, too. Have you taken any earthquake measures previously?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you are well. I hadn't heard of it here on the east coast, but I wasn't too tuned into the news.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Yikes--glad you didn't have damage.

  5. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    I was asleep and didn't feel it. . . I think. But woke up around that time after having a nightmare - completely out of the usual for me - and thought, I've got to lay off the chocolate ice cream in the afternoon.

    My SIL also was asleep & having a nightmare. I wonder if there is a correlation between nightmares and the time right before an earthquake starts?

    Glad you are okay & undamaged.

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