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August 16, 2007

2 earthquakes in 6 hours

As soon as I felt the earthquake last night I reverted back to the baby I am when it comes to earthquakes. I grabbed for my mom sleeping in the futon next to me and moaned, "Mommy~~Mommy~~". She held me and told me not to worry since all the buildings (especially new ones - but of course we didn't have time to get into details!) are built to withstand earthquakes. It actually made me feel better, well actually my brain felt better but my heart was still pumping strong. I suppose one has to somehow pay for the fortuitous prevalence of hot springs but it's still frightening. Makes sense that I live in no-earthquake NYC!

THERE WAS JUST ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE A SECOND AGO AND MY DAD BARELY LOOKED UP FROM HIS STUDIES, MY MOM STAYED GLUED TO THE JAPANESE SHOW SHE WAS WATCHING AND A TICKER RAN ACROSS THE TV SCREEN READING, "THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE AT 8:20 THIS MORNING".

I want to be calm about it too!! Searching for a qualude...



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I'm not sure exactly what summer it was, 1999 or 2000?, but there was an earthquake down the 125th street fault line that shook the upper east side and the guy I worked for at the time fell off his toilet seat reading the paper. Not as bad as Japanese fault lines but NYC has a few of its own. Hope youre OK, and I wouldn't worry, I'm sure the East Village will stand the test of time!

Posted by: M at August 16, 2007 10:43 AM

that must have been terrifying!!! AAHH!!

Posted by: Willa at August 16, 2007 1:06 PM

Not to make you worry, but we are scheduled to get a big earthquake in NYC sometime in the next 500 years.

Posted by: John at August 17, 2007 11:09 AM
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