Already at my computer I felt the ground beneath me start to shake and heard my German Shepherd start to whine as he tried to get out of the room. There is that moment when you’re not sure what is happening and then your brain processes, “EARTHQUAKE.”
Things started falling off the shelves around me and so I did what any sane person would do and held onto my monitor so it didn’t fall over.
We are about six miles from the reported epicenter. I’ve never been in an earthquake before and I can truly say I didn’t like it.
I got up when the shaking stopped to assess the rest of the house. Everything fell out of the hall closet, pictures and heirlooms fell off the walls and broke. A shelf above our bed holds mementos and knick-knacks. They started to fall and woke my husband up.
I did a tour of the interior of the house and kept my nose open for gas smells. I checked the pipes for water leaks. Then took a tour of the exterior still smelling for gas and looking for cracks in the foundation.
All in all, we are okay. Rattled but okay. Closer to the epicenter in Magna, my daughter had everything flying off her shelves in every part of her house. She is looking at an all day cleanup.
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