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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shake, Rattle, and More Shake!

Well, there I was, sitting at my desk, wishing I didn't have to go to two meetings in the afternoon, and an earthquake hit!  Of course, at first, I didn't realize that's what it was ...  here in D.C., we tend to think first of more awful, manmade things happening.  So, it's all relative in many ways, "whew, thank goodness it was only an earthquake."  Now, I hear we've got a hurricane headed for the East Coast.  What next, locust?!  Oh, well, we got sent home, and I didn't have to go to my two meetings -- I promise next time I won't wish so hard :-)

In the event of an earthquake, go stand in a doorway until the shaking stops, then evacuate the building.  Of course, did I remember all this at the time?  Well, now I know, and here are a couple of other informative sites: and

And, the ShakeMap site is pretty cool too:

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