Earthquake! NOT An April Fool’s Joke…

Yesterday at 6:16 p.m. I was on the sofa eating a bowl of yummy rice and veg when I felt the entire house shake with an incredibly SHARP jolt like the house was trying to fall off the foundation accompanied by a deafening loud noise.

Did the Wicked Witch of the East crash into my house?

For half a second, I looked around thinking something had fallen outside on the deck. The windchimes were all going crazy and with no discernible wind. I was a bit confused for a minute, then a lightbulb went off in my brain and I hurriedly checked the earthquake app on my phone and sure enough, we had just had a 4.5 earthquake, subsequently downgraded to a 4.2.

There was no damage at Casa de Enchanted Seashells other than a few pictures that weren’t secured with earthquake gel became a little askew, but nothing broke, I’m glad to report.

Again this morning a little after 5 a.m., I sort of half woke up with the same sort of sharp jolting sensation but went right back to sleep without checking the earthquake app.

I slept until almost 7 a.m, and when I got up, I remembered that feeling and wanted to establish whether there WAS another earthquake or if was it just a dream, and I discovered there was a definite 3.2 earthquake at 5:10 a.m. in the same location.

It was real, not a dream!

Maybe it was a joke on all of us from Mother Nature, right? Did anyone else feel it?

Happy April, everyone!


8 thoughts on “Earthquake! NOT An April Fool’s Joke…

      • Not meaning to be argumentative, but Califonia these recent years seems to be the emporer of catastrophes. We have a few of our own (like whole towns blowing up because of bad gas service, for example) but at some point, there is an end to the calamites and life sort of (more or less) normalizes. I love excitement — but I prefer it in a book rather than well you know, the whole world. Mind you we have our own wackos, but we are small potatoes compared to you guys. Well, we are also a MUCH smaller state, too. You’ve got a much bigger population. We are teeny weeny by comparison.

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      • I really enjoy my multiple trips to the west coast, but I wouldn’t want to live there. It is beautiful when it isn’t in a state of collapse, but I’m from New York and there’s mentally a very big difference between NT and anything Californian. Just a diffent mentality.

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