The Small Town has felt a few earthquakes.  As I was trying to find out exactly when the first one (that I remember) happened, I discovered that our county's historical earthquake activity is above the state average, but below the national average.  2 really stick out in my mind, mostly because of their intensity.
The first one I remember feeling was when I was in 5th grade.  It happened in the middle of the night, and was intense enough (4.6) to cause some minor structural damage to buildings.  I remember waking up, and my parents telling all of us (there were 7 or 8 of us still home) that it was an earthquake, and to go back to bed.  I had to look outside to see if any cars were overturned, or if there were cracks in the roads.  The only experience I had with earthquakes were what I had seen on tv.  Of course everything was okay, so I eventually ended up going back to sleep.  My parents said that when they went through the house and checked on all of us, 2 of my older sisters were hugging each other.
As you can imagine, the earthquake was the talk of the school.  I kept expecting aftershocks, but I don't think we had any of any significance.  (Again with the tv experiences!)
The other one I remember was just a few years ago.  I was standing in our kitchen, and heard something that sounded like a big truck coming down the road.  Pepper (my Jack Russell Mix) stopped and looked at me, and that was when I felt it.  Man, that was a weird feeling!
So...are used to earthquakes?  Have you ever had the experience of feeling one?


  1. Luckily Rio state doesn't have earthquake:)

  2. I've never experienced an earthquake and hope I never do : ) There was one here since we've been back, but I didn't feel it. Hubs felt it at his office, but it wasn't anything significant.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. We're along the New Madrid fault line here ... back in the early 1800's, that fault line had a major shake that changed the course of the Mississippi River, so it's a pretty significant fault line.

  4. I've felt a couple minor ones. Fortunately nothing too significant.

  5. We had an earthquake last year. There are lots of little ones that you never feel but the one last year sounded like an explosion outside. But I actually knew what it was during it and went to stand in my doorway like you are supposed to do.

  6. We had one several years ago which was surprising. I live in Virginia where earthquakes are rare. This one did a lot of damage to a school in a county about 100 miles from where we live.

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    Mary Montague Sikes

  7. I have lived with earthquakes all my life. They are preferable to all the other natural disasters. While capable of creating great damage, they are localized. The other natural disasters scare the daylights out of me.

  8. I went to college in Southern Illinois. Not what you think of when people say earthquake, but we were/are a big fault line (New Madrid Fault).

    It can be kinda scary, especially since we don't get them very often at all.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

  9. I've only felt one earthquake. It was so minor, I wasn't even sure if that's what I really felt. It was a weird feeling though.

    Now my dreams on the other hand, I've had several major earthquakes there. And hopefully it stays that way.

  10. I was young when we had one and it was the talk of the town. The sad thing was I really didn't notice and everyone was talking about it, I kind of felt left out but now, I have no interest in experiencing it.
    Stopping by from the A-Z Challenge, Lucy from Lucy's Reality

  11. I've never personally experienced one but was laughing pretty hard at your childhood reaction to flipped cars and buckled roads! That would have been me, too!

  12. We're not on a fault line here, but my family and I were participants in the mother of all earthquakes two years ago when we were in Japan for the 9.0 earthquake. It was a little unnerving, and the aftershocks actually made us a little seasick. Not sure I could handle having to worry about them all the time.

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z


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